The U.S. Green Building Council and Sen. Hillary Clinton are offering school districts tips on saving energy.
The U.S. Green Building
Council and Sen. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.) have joined to present a series of
Internet-based broadcasts to offer ways to reduce energy use in America’s
New Yorkers head into winter, sky-high energy costs and the fallout from our
country’s current economic crisis will stretch our school budgets thin, and it
is important to take steps now to improve the energy efficiency of our schools
so that we can conserve our natural and financial resources,” Clinton said. “I
am proud to be working with the U.S. Green Building Council and the New York
State Energy Research and Development Authority to offer our New York schools
this educational series that outlines simple steps to help make our schools
greener and more efficient. In conserving energy, we’re not only helping the
environment, we’re saving extra dollars that can go toward additional resources
to enrich our children’s education.”
series is also sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency. The first Webinar, “Top 10 No-Cost Ways to
Lower Your School’s Utility Bills,” is scheduled for 1 p.m. Eastern time
Thursday. Others in the series are scheduled to be shown Dec. 3 and Jan. 21.
are grateful to Senator Clinton for her leadership on this important and very
real challenge, said Rick Fedrizzi, CEO, president and founding chairman of the
USGBC. “While we can’t control the price of energy, we can take incremental,
proactive steps to improve the energy efficiency of our school buildings, saving
money on utility bills so we don’t have to cut important educational programs
and services just to keep the lights on.”
For details and to register, visit www.usgbc.org/webinars.
USGBC, Hillary Clinton team on Web broadcasts
November 5, 2008