Talk about green savings.
Increased energy efficiency and green technologies built into the Pottsgrove High School renovation last year will be worth $1 million. The money goes back to 2014 when the district received a $2 million grant to make the high school more energy efficient.
The grant came from the Pennsylvania Alternative and Clean Energy program. The catch was the technology required to increase energy efficiency added $1 million to the cost of the $32 million project completed last year, writes Evan Brandt in the Pottstown Mercury.
A variety of factors are examined and Pottsgrove needed to earn 60 points in the rating system to receive a Gold rating. It received 65.
The only higher level is platinum.
“LEED certification identifies Pottsgrove High School as a showcase example of sustainability and demonstrates leadership in transforming the building industry,” according to a release from the district.
Mahesh Ramanujam, the president and CEO or the U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification, recently presented the certificate to the district.
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