''Energy Savings

Did You know? Schools spend more than $300 million each year on energy bills.

There are many ways to increase your energy efficiency and also make improvements to your physical plant.

Some districts, like Warwick in Lancaster County, have installed energy control systems that utilize smart building technology to reduce energy consumption. You can get started by conducting an energy audit, to know what you spend and how you can save.

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''Lower Merion School District Natural Gas
The Lower Merion School District has a fleet of 113 vehicles, which includes 58 buses fueled by compressed natural gas (CNG), the largest fleet of alternative fuel school buses on the East Coast. The District has been honored by the U.S. Department of Energy as "Pennsylvania's primary success story for alternative fuels," and is the only District to serve on the Board of the Greater Philadelphia Clean Cities Group.
The District also tries to minimize its environmental impact by using bio-diesel in its diesel fueled vehicles.


''Departmental of Enviormental Proctection(DEP) Office of Pollution Prevention and Energy Assistance
The Office of Pollution Prevention and Energy Assistance works with citizen's groups, businesses, trade organizations, local governments and communities to help them reduce pollution and save energy. In addition, the office works to foster and develop alternative energy solutions.
Find out more here:  http://www.depweb.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/energy/6001


''DEP Announces Natural Gas Vehicle Resource Website, Technical Assistance Plan
The Department of Environmental Protection is pleased to announce the launch of a Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) website and plan to help municipal and commercial fleet owners make informed decisions about converting their fleets to compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas, in advance of a related grant program.

Find out more here: http://www.portal.state.pa.us/portal/server.pt/community/act_13/20789/natural_gas_vehicle_program/1157504

Web Resources: Featured Case Study:

U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon - The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon challenges 20 collegiate teams to design, build, and operate solar-powered houses that are cost-effective, energy-efficient, and attractive.

U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy - Energy Savers for your home, workplace, vehicle. Find Rebates, Tax Credits, & Financing.

Warwick Middle School Project - The Warwick Middle school project involves the following Green Technology.