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Nine School Districts Honored for Energy Efficiency Achievements.





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> From: 	Michael Segal  
> Sent:	Friday, June 16, 2000 10:32 AM
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> Subject:	EPA: Nine School Districts Honored for Energy Efficiency
> Achievements.
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> Note to Correspondents
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> FOR RELEASE:  TUESDAY, JUNE 13, 2000
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> NINE SCHOOL DISTRICTS IN EIGHT STATES HONORED 
> FOR ENERGY EFFICIENCY EXCELLENCE
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> 	EPA Deputy Administrator Mike McCabe and the U.S. Department of
> Energy will announce tomorrow at 8:00 a.m. at the National Press Club in
> Washington the first nine school districts  to receive the new ENERGY STAR
> label for schools.  These districts are being recognized for their
> outstanding efforts to improve the energy efficiency of their buildings.
> The 150 schools in these districts will be recognized at the Eleventh
> Annual Energy Efficiency Forum.
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> 	Nationwide, the least energy-efficient schools use nearly four times
> as much energy per square foot as the schools with the best energy
> performance.  Schools that make energy-efficiency improvements cut their
> energy costs by 25 to 30 percent on average.  Schools can redirect dollars
> saved from using less energy to address other important issues.
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> 	"I congratulate these schools for earning the ENERGY STAR label,"
> said McCabe.  "The annual energy bill for the nation's 115,000 primary and
> secondary schools is approximately $6 billion - more than is spent on
> computers and textbooks combined.  Energy efficient schools not only save
> millions of dollars, but help protect the health and environment of all
> Americans by reducing pollution contributing to air pollution and global
> warming." 			
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> 	The first nine school districts to earn the ENERGY STAR designation
> are: San Diego Unified School District (Calif.); Academy School District
> 20 and Boulder Valley Public Schools (Colo.); New Haven Public Schools
> (Conn.); Kansas City Public Schools (Kan.); Columbia Public Schools (Mo.);
> McAllen Independent School District (Texas), Milwaukee Public Schools
> (Wis.), and Marion Public Schools (W.Va.).
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> 	To earn the Energy Star label, schools must also meet important
> indoor air quality targets.  Improvements in indoor air quality help
> ensure a healthy and comfortable learning environment.
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> 	The ENERGY STAR label for schools is the latest in a series of EPA
> common sense, market-based partnership programs that spur investments in
> more energy efficient, cleaner technologies.  Beginning with the ENERGY
> STAR label for computers in 1992, ENERGY STAR has expanded to include
> major appliances, residential windows, lighting fixtures, consumer
> electronics, heating and air conditioning systems, office equipment,
> office buildings, homes and now, schools.
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> The details of the honor ceremony tomorrow are:
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> 			DATE: 		Wednesday, June 14
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> 			TIME:		8:00 a.m.
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> 			LOCATION: 	Grand Ballroom 
> 						National Press Club
> 						14th and F Streets, N.W.
> 						Washington, D.C.	
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> 	For further information, press only, call Dave Ryan of EPA's Office
> of Media Relations at 202-564-7827 or 703-425-1652.  For technical
> information, on the Energy Star label for schools, visit
> www.energystar.gov; or call Kate Lewis at 202-564-9795.
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> Michael Segal
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> For more information 
> visit  http://www.epa.gov/buildings
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