Harford Schools Recognized for Energy Conservation Efforts

A national engineering association has recognized Harford County Public Schools (HCPS) for its efforts at reducing schools’ energy costs.

Reported by The Baltimore Sun,

According to figures cited at Monday’s Harford County Board of Education meeting, the school system has completed more than 130 energy improvement projects in 42 of 54 schools, cutting energy usage by more than 9.8 million kilowatt hours annually and capturing $1,807,407.00 in incentives from Baltimore Gas & Electric Company through the utility’s Smart Energy Savers Program.

HCPS has been very “diligent” in pursuing energy saving initiatives and in redirecting funds from them “back to the classroom,” explained Cornell Brown, assistant superintendent for operations. Brown said the HCPS program has become a model for other school systems.

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