LINCOLNSHIRE, IL — With assistance from global electronics powerhouse Siemens'' building technologies division, Adlai E. Stevenson High School has become the first high school in the U.S. achieve the U.S. Green Building Council''s (USGBC) Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design certification for Existing Buildings (LEED-EB) at the Gold level, according to the EcoSeed.
Siemens was able to help the Stevenson Green Initiative committee develop a broad operational plan to systematically reduce water consumption and help the school cut back on electricity and natural gas use, the article stated.
According to the article, Siemens provided full transparency of carbon dioxide, energy consumption and pricing through its cloud-based energy monitoring and control platform.
As a result, the school saw $100,000 in energy savings with seven percent lower electricity use and five percent less natural gas consumption during the 22-month certification process, the article noted.
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