Stamping Ground Elementary School recently became one of only 13 schools in the state of Kentucky to receive the prestigious ENERGY STAR award, a national symbol for protecting the environment through superior energy performance.
ENERGY STAR facilities use about 35 percent less energy than average buildings, while still providing high-quality service and comfort to their occupants and visitors, according to the ENERGY STAR program.
Kentucky First Lady Jane Beshear presented Stamping Ground Principal Paul Krueger with the official ENERGY STAR plaque to be mounted permanently at the school.
“The lesson here is that energy efficiency frees up resources for the more important job of educating students. Scott County School District has shown us that efficiency is not only doable, but it is the right thing to do.” said First Lady Beshear.
The 56,600 square-foot elementary school includes several energy-saving features such as a geothermal heating and cooling system, variable speed pumping, internet accessible HVAC control system for scheduling and thermostat control when building spaces are not occupied, geothermal domestic water heating, zoned exterior security lighting and energy efficient interior night lighting strategies.
The "Go Green" club is a driving force for the school's focus on conservation and efficiency. This year students conducted an awareness campaign and established a recycling program at the school.