Green Schools in North Carolina

Some great news in several districts across North Carolina recently about 'Green Schools.'

The Orange County Schools have saved a million dollars in just four years since they started monitoring and conserving energy. How many extra teachers do you think can be paid for with that much money?

OCS has used a consultant, which is fine, but not a necessity for schools to make big strides on energy.

The Chapel Hill/Carrboro City Schools have made enormous strides with their 'Down 20' plan. This is a competition between different schools in the district to see how much energy they can conserve, and it helped result in over 200k in savings last year.

Why would any district in the state not want to save these quantities of money? These are models that everyone should be trying to emulate for their bottom line and for our future.

Also, if your local district is in the process of building new schools look at this great model of green in Guilford County.

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