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Henry County schools recognized for energy efficiency

epa-energy_star_logo-jpgOn Feb. 23, the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet (EEC) recognized the Henry County School District for earning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) ENERGY STAR certification in all of the district’s five school buildings. Certificates signed by Governor Matt Bevin and Cabinet Secretary Charles Snavely were presented to school officials during the Feb. 23 meeting of the Henry County Board of Education.

Henry County became the 18th school district in Kentucky to have 100 percent of its schools certified ENERGY STAR. Schools recognized during the board meeting were: Campbellsburg Elementary, Eastern Elementary, New Castle Elementary, Henry County Middle and Henry County High.

Management of building operations and energy efficient geothermal heating and cooling systems, LED lighting and participation of student energy teams are credited for the schools earning the ENERGY STAR label.

View the full article for more information on the Naturally Connected blog by the Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet.

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Energy Star Certified Manufacturing Plants

EPA Announces 70 Top Performing Energy Star Certified Manufacturing Plants in 29 States

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced on March 10 that 70 manufacturing plants have achieved Energy Star certification for their superior energy performance in 2014. Together, these manufacturing plants saved a record amount of energy, cut their energy bills by $725 million, and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by more than 8 million metric tons –equivalent to the annual total energy use of more than 650,000 households.

Energy Star Certified plants in Kentucky:
CEMEX Kosmos Louisville (Cement)
Kellogg Company Florence (Cookie & Cracker)
Kellogg Company Louisville (Cookie & Cracker)
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky – Plant 1 (Auto)
Toyota Motor Manufacturing Kentucky – Plant 2 (Auto)

Read about the announcement at EPA’s website.

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