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District 211 Reaches $9 Million in Energy Cost Savings

As District 211 continues its energy saving efforts into the new year, data from utility invoices showed the District saw its highest energy cost savings within an eight-year period. With a 31 percent reduction in natural gas usage and 32 percent reduction in electricity consumption, the District has saved more than $9 million. From December 2011 through November 2012, the savings totaled more than $1.2 million. “We rely on cooperation of everyone in the District to be mindful of shutting things down, and that counts for about 25 percent of our savings,” said Reece Thome, District 211’s energy manager. “The other 75 percent comes ...

D211 Recognized as Energy Star Leader, Top Performer in Nation

After William Fremd and Conant High Schools were two of 15 schools in Illinois to earn a United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star Award in spring 2012, the District is receiving another distinction for its energy conservation efforts. The EPA and the United States Department of Energy (DOE) have recognized the District as an Energy Star Leader and a Top Performer, nationally. As a whole, the District had an aggregate energy performance rating score of 75 or higher on all eligible buildings that were considered for Leader status. Additionally, there was a 30 percent improvement of energy efficiency compared to data first ...

Fremd, Conant Earn Energy Star Awards

Modifying old habits takes time to get used to and might not be immediately noticeable, but thanks to the efforts from District 211 faculty, staff, and students, tiny changes have amounted to something huge. Since 2004, there has been close to $8 million in savings for electricity, heating, and cooling costs district-wide. That savings has helped the District earn the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star Certification for William Fremd and Conant High Schools for a second consecutive year. Buildings that are the most energy-efficient and are nationally ranked within the top 25 percent in the country are given this recognition. ...