Shelton School in north Dallas was recently awarded the EPA Energy Star Award, one of only three awarded in the area in the last three years. Congratulations to Doug Smyers (General Manager, Linc Service Dallas/Fort Worth) and team for helping Shelton School meet the stringent requirements.
Pictured here with Doug Smyers are (l-r) Joyce Pickering, Executive Director and Mitzi Freeman, Associate Director of Finance of Shelton School.
This comes on the heels of a challenge presented last month by EPA to U.S. School Districts to save energy and money with Energy Star.
Release date: 09/02/2009 WASHINGTON — During the back to school season, EPA is challenging school administrators and building managers to improve energy efficiency throughout their facilities. School districts can answer EPA’s call-to-action by taking the Energy Star Challenge, a pledge to improve the energy efficiency of our nation’s buildings. Schools that accept the challenge will join more than 500 school districts across the country that are helping to fight climate change by committing to reducing their energy use with help from Energy Star.
“Our schools are doing their best to prepare our children for the future, and now they can help make sure that future includes a clean, safe environment,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “Taking the Energy Star Challenge will help participating districts cut down on their electricity bills. Money they would have spent on energy can go back into the classroom, where it really belongs.”
The annual energy bill to operate America’s primary and secondary schools totals nearly $8 billion — more than is spent on textbooks and computers combined. Schools that take the Energy Star Challenge can use energy tracking tools, technical guidance, case studies, and other Energy Star tools and resources to help them improve their energy efficiency.
This continues the series of schools the Linc Service and Linc Mechanical have helped meet energy savings targets.