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Georgia Power honors local schools for efficient energy use
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Georgia Power honors local schools for efficient energy use

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County schools have received an honor from Georgia Power for their efficient use of energy.

The school system was given money from Georgia Power to install efficient energy equipment in two new high schools in the area. This year, Fulton County schools also took two major awards: the U.S. Green Building Council's Georgia Chapter was recognized for Leadership in Energy Efficiency for a School System, and the Leadership in Water Efficiency. 

 A spokeswoman for the Fulton County School System said part of receiving the honor is to maintain a high Energy Star rating. Fulton County averages a score of 87, and 57 of their 58 schools are Energy Star certified. 

"Fulton County Schools is committed to reducing its consumption of natural resources while offering quality educational programs," Joseph Clements, executive director of Facility Services said. "We participate in the Energy Star program so we can benchmark our energy performance with other schools in the country, region, and nation, and this helps us conserve energy, which means savings for taxpayers."

While at school, the spokeswoman said, students and staff practice turning off lights, computers and other equipment when they are not using them. Plus, schools work to reduce idle computer operation with the help of the district's Instructional Technology Department and school-based technology faculty. 

 

 

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