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Custodians honored for energy efficiency

November 30, 2011
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NORTH BRUNSWICK, NJ — On November 16, several North Brunswick Township Public Schools custodians were honored for their participation in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency''s (EPA) ENERGY STAR program, according to the Sentinel.

The district has had a four-year partnership with Energy Education Inc., a national energy conservation company designed to help the district monitor its energy usage and cut costs, the article stated.

According to the article, the recognized custodians were: Gregory Smith, John Adams Elementary; Richard Clarke, Judd Elementary; David Smith, Livingston Park Elementary; Frank Raciti, Parsons Elementary; Matt Brigandi, Linwood Middle School; Lorraine Knox, North Brunswick Township High School; and Fred Olsen, board office.

Each building was given a plaque stating it is part of the initiative to save 10 percent more in energy each year, the article noted.

According to Facilities Director Ray Kuehner, the national average for a comparable school to Linwood Middle School is $2.14 per square foot, while Linwood spent $1.66 per square foot in 2010.

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