BCPS honored for progress towards energy saving goals

BCPS honored for progress towards energy saving goals
The Mt. Washington Elementary School is able to spend more money on students and teachers because of their energy savings from the Department of Energy.

MOUNT WASHINGTON, KY (WAVE) - A Bullitt County school is getting national recognition for its energy saving efforts.

For the past 18 months, Mount Washington Elementary has worked with the US Department of Energy on a renovation project.

The project took about a year and a half, but has resulted in a 30% energy saving. That in turn saves the school about $28,000 a year.

Bullitt County Superintendent Jesse Bacon says the money saved ensures more funds for classrooms, students and teachers.

In 2013, the Bullitt County School District committed to improving energy performance by 20% over 10 years. Right now, they are at 18%.

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