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South Glens Falls district lauded for energy conservation

The South Glens Falls Central School District has saved about $323,000 in energy costs in the 22 months since it has began working with energy conservation company Cenergistic.

In recognition of the district’s work and savings, Cenergistic presented the district with its Environmental Excellence Award at Monday Board of Education meeting.

“I am very proud of the hard work of every staff member in the district to change their habits to help us save energy,” said Superintendent of Schools Michael Patton in a statement. “The money we avoid paying in energy costs is money that we can put toward other areas like programs and curriculum.”

The conservation program examines all areas of energy use throughout all the buildings. District energy specialist Patrick Hayes has been trained by the conservation company to analyze all energy use  to ensure it is used as efficiently as possible.

Since the program’s launch, the district has prevented 975 metric tons of carbon dioxide from going into the atmosphere, which is equivalent to planting 25,000 tree seedlings and taking 203 cars off the road for one year.

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