Garfield Re-2 schools energized over savings

Photos by Dennis Webb—Theresa Hamilton, director of districtwide services for the Garfield Re-2 School District, displays the plug of an overhead projector, one of numerous devices the district has unplugged over the summer at Coal Ridge High School to reduce “vampire” energy consumption that can occur even when the devices are off. BELOW: Craig Jay, director of facilities for the Garfield Re-2 School District, points to a boiler system at Coal Ridge High School that the district was able to make more efficient by reducing the temperature of return fluid to design specifications so it condenses properly. Coal Ridge High School reduced its energy use by more than 10 percent for the first six months of the past school year.



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Photos by Dennis Webb—Theresa Hamilton, director of districtwide services for the Garfield Re-2 School District, displays the plug of an overhead projector, one of numerous devices the district has unplugged over the summer at Coal Ridge High School to reduce “vampire” energy consumption that can occur even when the devices are off. BELOW: Craig Jay, director of facilities for the Garfield Re-2 School District, points to a boiler system at Coal Ridge High School that the district was able to make more efficient by reducing the temperature of return fluid to design specifications so it condenses properly. Coal Ridge High School reduced its energy use by more than 10 percent for the first six months of the past school year.

At a time when every dollar seemingly counts more than ever, the Garfield Re-2 School District is happily counting the savings from a program to reduce energy usage. Across the…




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