As of Feb. 1, 2019 the Katonah-Lewisboro school district has received 100 percent of its electricity from wind generated by turbines in Texas.
Katonah-Lewisboro Assistant Superintendent for Business Mike Jumper says the district accomplished this by participating in an energy-purchasing cooperative. The cost for this energy is slightly more than electricity produced by conventional means. Ultimately, it will add less than 14 hundredths of one cent per kilowatt-hour. But it is an important step in reducing the district’s total carbon footprint. “This change will reduce the district’s overall greenhouse gas inventory by 13 percent,” says Jumper.
The district has also upgraded lighting, increased insulation, replaced inefficient boilers, added building system controls, installed occupancy sensors, and other energy-saving changes district-wide.
What great role-modeling for the students and of course, Mother Earth is very happy!
The Center for Green Building
Working to help families provide the safest and cleanest home possible this new store carries earth-friendly products such as Safecoat Paints, Vermont Natural Coating Stains and Finishes, Earth Weave Carpets, Tesoro Woods Flooring as well as building supplies. They also carry air purifiers.
If you are considering renovating or sprucing up your home this spring – consider going green. The store is located at 822A Mamaroneck Ave., Mamaroneck. 914-777-9111. Cente