Going green creates green for schools
Published: December 5,2011
Brian Harvey, interim superintendent for the Oxford School District, says that the program helps schools save money on energy costs, protects the environment and allows students to participate in the process.
“And they can build a model so other schools in the TVA coverage area can replicate it,” Harvey said.
The two-year pilot program began last year and involved five schools in the city district and three schools in the Lafayette County School District. The county energy savings were not available.
L and five in the city school district.
Alisa Fye, who works with the TVA program, said each school saved differently and found different ways to save energy.
Fye said the Oxford and Lafayette County schools were the only ones in the state to participate in the pilot program. She said they were selected because of their proximity to the University of Mississippi, which is a TVA Green Campus partner.
After the success recorded by the Oxford and Lafayette County schools, Fye said the program is being expanded to 60 additional schools in the TVA region.
Oxford’s Bramlett Elementary School shaved nearly $10,000 from its utility bill by turning off lights in classrooms and offices that weren’t being used and turning off computers at the end of the day.
In the second year, Fye said the schools plan to do more of the same, in addition to adopting an energy policy for each individual school.
The TVA paid for the pilot project.
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