Two Westfield Washington Schools have been recognized nationally for their commitment and results on energy reduction in their buildings. Shamrock Spring Elementary and Washington Woods Elementary successfully completed the EPA’s 2012 Energy Star National Building Competition: Battle of the Buildings. The goal was to reduce any unnecessary waste of energy that their schools were using. Shamrock Spring was able to reduce their energy usage by a whopping 42.1% and Washington Woods by 21.1%. These numbers are staggering and really begs the question as to how much we all could do to reduce energy waste. All of the 12 buildings in the school district participated and with the major energy reduction that took place resulted in the WWS saving an astonishing $800,000 that has since been put back into the school systems to help better serve our children. I think it goes without saying that we have a pretty amazing school system that focuses not only on the education that our students receive from books but also focuses on teaching our children about the environment and preparing for the future. Way to go Westfield Washington Schools! Thanks for making us proud!
“I think the environment should be put in the category of our national security. Defense of our resources is just as important as defense abroad. Otherwise what is there to defend?” ~Robert Redford