Two Rivers – Two Rivers Public School District received an Energy Efficiency Excellence Award on Monday for its continued efforts to reduce energy waste in its buildings.
In 2017, with support from WPPI Energy’s Two Rivers Water and Light and energy advisors from Focus on Energy, the district switched the interior lighting in all of its buildings to LED fixtures and did the same for athletic field lighting. These changes will produce estimated savings of $42,000 per year—a 10% improvement from the year prior.
Since 2013, Two Rivers Public Schools has partnered with Focus on Energy to reduce energy waste and lower electricity costs, freeing up more money for education. After performing HVAC tune-ups and retro-commissioning in 2013, the district continued to better their energy efficiency in 2014/2015 with numerous capital upgrades. Those improvements included LED exterior lighting, reduced-wattage fluorescent lightbulbs, high-efficiency boilers, hot water heaters, and more efficient heating and cooling systems.
The 2017 LED lighting conversions earned Two Rivers Public Schools over $49,000 in incentives from Focus on Energy and another $12,000 from WPPI. Speaking even further to the district’s commendable efforts, Two Rivers High School has improved its ENERGY STAR energy efficiency score from the 25th percentile in 2010 to the 82nd percentile in January of 2018.
Focus on Energy is working with utility companies across the state to present 16 Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards to outstanding businesses, schools and institutions.
A recent evaluation report found every $1 invested in Focus on Energy programs creates $5.93 in benefits for Wisconsin, including economic benefits, reduced energy costs, and reduced pollution.
About Focus on Energy
Focus on Energy is Wisconsin utilities' statewide energy efficiency and renewable resource program funded by the state's investor-owned energy utilities and participating municipal and electric cooperative utilities. Focus on Energy works with eligible Wisconsin residents and businesses to install cost-effective energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Focus on Energy information, resources and financial incentives help to implement projects that otherwise would not be completed. Its efforts help Wisconsin residents and businesses manage rising energy costs, promote in-state economic development, protect our environment and control Wisconsin's growing demand for electricity and natural gas. For more information, call 800.762.7077 or visit focusonenergy.com.
About Two Rivers Public Schools
Two Rivers Public Schools proudly serves the Lakeshore community in Two Rivers, WI, encouraging education, motivation and success in their students to help them reach their full potential. The district serves around 1,800 student at two elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school.