Center School recognized for energy efficiency
Litchfield Energy Task Force Chairman John Post hods the Energy Star certification award recognizing Center School. With Post are, from left, schools Director of Business Operations David Fiorillo, Board of Education Vice Chairman Dan Clock, school faclities manager Len Fasano and school board Chairman Gayle Carr. BZ photo
Center School has earned Energy Star certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for superior energy performance in 2017.
Efforts to control energy use at the school have included the installation of LED lighting, new windows, and a vestibule at the main entrance. Energy Star buildings on average use 35 percent less energy than similar buildings without sacrificing performance or comfort.
“Litchfield Public Schools continues to demonstrate true environmental leadership be reducing harmful greenhouse gas emissions that are proven to contribute to climate change,” said Jean Lupinacci, Energy Star director for commercial and industrial buildings. “Today, 45 percent of U.S. emissions are attributable to commercial and industrial buildings which is why improving energy efficiency is so critical for our future.”
Litchfield schools Director of Business Operations David Fiorillo said the Energy Star certification is the result of many people working together, from school and town officials to the members of the Litchfield Energy Task Force.
“We’re honored to earn the Energy Star for superior energy performance at Center School and appreciate the efforts of everyone who has been involved in its efficient operation,” Fiorillo said. “Saving energy is just one of the ways we show our community we are committed to reducing school operating costs, and that we’re committee to doing our part to protect the environment and public health, both today and for future generations.”
The Litchfield Energy Task Force, also known as the Green Team, has been made numerous recommendations to the town regarding ways to save on energy costs.