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A leading Ohio energy conservation and engineering group teams up with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Program in support of energy savings projects and energy education and awareness with K-12 school districts.
Tipp City, Ohio – November 14, 2010 – Energy Optimizers, USA, a company dedicated to increasing the energy efficiency and sustainability of K-12 school districts, today announced that it is partnering with ENERGY STAR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s voluntary program that offers businesses and consumers energy efficient solutions to help save money while protecting the environment for future generations.
Energy Optimizers, USA will join this nationwide effort to eliminate energy waste through energy savings projects and energy education and awareness programs, and by supporting the voluntary implementation of improved energy management practices and technologies within Ohio’s K-12 school districts.
Greg Smith, Founder and President of Energy Optimizers, USA, stated, “We are proud to be working in partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy in support of the ENERGY STAR initiative. 2010 was a year of ‘great awakening’ by Ohio’s school districts to build less costly energy management systems into their facilities as well as encourage sustainable energy projects such as wind and solar.”
Energy Optimizers, USA is promoting efforts to improve energy conservation within Ohio’s 613 school districts, which benefits both the natural environment and ultimately helps to reduce energy consumption costs and provides the school district with an opportunity to strengthen their financial bottom line. In committing to this partnership with ENERGY STAR, Energy Optimizers, USA has agreed to measure, track, and benchmark the performance of its own energy projects to promote increased energy efficiency in enterprise, government and educational institutions.
About Energy Optimizers, USA
Energy Optimizers, USA audits, recommends and executes energy saving changes that make Ohio’s schools more efficient, greatly reducing their cost of operations. All across Ohio, Energy Optimizers, USA is implementing energy savings and conservation opportunities with school districts, including lighting and HVAC retrofits, building controls retrofits, wind and solar installations. Their programs include Energy Savings Projects, Wind & Solar Projects, Maintenance Plan Advisor Services and Energy Efficiency Education and Awareness Programs.
If you’re already missing the green of summer, head down to the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Gardens. The new Historic Vine Street Village entrance at the Cincinnati Zoo helped make it the “greenest” in America. It is the first zoo in the country with multiple Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) projects and the second zoo in the country to receive LEED Platinum Certification. The LEED Green Building Rating System is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction, and operation of high performance green buildings. Not only does this zoo have more than 500 animal exhibits and 3,000 plant species, it is the “greenest” spot in Ohio!
In early October, the Green Energy Ohio Renewable Energy Tour made stops throughout the State of Ohio, showing residents how homes and businesses are investing in energy efficiency, wind, and solar technologies. The Tour, which was held in cooperation with the American Solar Energy Society’s National Solar Tour, is the largest demonstration of installed renewable-energy technologies and building practices in the United States.
In Northeast Ohio, participants had a chance to visit seven energy sites in the Mahoning Valley. Residents in Northwest Ohio had a chance to tour projects at a variety of designated sites. In Central Ohio, zoo-goers were able to view the geothermal system that heats and cools polar bears’ homes at the Columbus Zoo.