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FORT WRIGHT, Ky. - Kenton County Schools is receiving a special honor for its efforts to become eco-friendly. The Environmental Protection Agency is naming the district as its 2013 Energy Star Partner of the Year.
The newly built Turkey Foot Middle School is just one example of how the district is using more renewable energy sources. The building has 60-square feet of solar panels and a geo-thermal heating system.
EPA officials commend Kenton County schools for improving its energy performance, saving money and protecting the environment for future generations.
Below is a breakdown of the savings, incentives, and avoided costs by going green:
- Caywood Elementary 2005 - (2012) $503,601
- Twenhofel Middle School 2006 - (2012) 537,070
- Turkey Foot Middle School 2010 - (2012) 306,071
- Total Avoided Cost through Design $1,346,742
- Duke Energy Rebates and Incentives 549,823
- Energy Savings Performance Contract First 3 Years Savings 2,775,242
- New Energy Technology - Energy Center 1st Year Avoided Costs $311,425
(Statistics provided by Kenton County Schools).
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