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Menahga school wins EPA award for energy savings

In 2007, Menahga public school district entered into an energy services Agreement with Energy Services Group (ESG).

The program funded a $1,111,827 investment that addressed energy improvements, deferred maintenance costs and added operational enhancements.

The project was completed in the summer of 2010 and is expected to save over $1.5 million during the next 15 years.

The Environmental Protection Agency recognized the efforts made by the district to save resources and promote efficiency, giving it the prestigious Energy Star certification.

In order to qualify for the certification, buildings must meet strict energy efficiency design targets, intended to create fewer greenhouse gas emissions and save money on energy bills over the lifetime of the building.

Menahga school district’s building now uses 35 percent less energy and generates 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation.

Nick Longworth
A graduate from St. Cloud State University, Nick photographs and writes a variety of stories for nearly every section of The Park Rapids Enterprise. His duties also include section layouts and online content submission.
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