Litchfield High School cited for energy savings
John Post, center, of Litchfield's Green team, holds the plaque Eversource Enery presented during the Board of Education meeting last week to recognize Litchfield High School for energy savings. Among those in the photo are, from left, Green Team member Ed Gadomski, Selectman Diane Knox, and Green Team member Lynn Fulkerson, and school board Director of Business Operations David Fiorillo, back row, second from right. Contributed photos
Officials from Eversource Energy were at the Litchfield Board of Education meeting last week to recognize Litchfield High School for achieving the “Energy Star” status that goes to schools demonstrating a commitment to energy savings.
The high school is ranked in the top 25 percent of schools nationwide in terms of reduced energy usage. Last year the school was outfitted with LED lighting by Greenleaf Energy, which was represented at the school board meeting.
Eversource presented school officials and the town’s Green Team with a plaque commemorating the energy savings measures in place at the high school. LED lights at the high school, Center School and Litchfield Intermediate School have resulted in energy savings of about 30 percent, according to school officials.
Representing the Green Team were Ed Gadomski, Lynn Fulkerson and John Post. School board Director of Business Operations David Fiorillo represented the school board and Selectman Diane Knox represented the Board of Selectmen.