SFJH Earns an Energy Star Certification from the EPA

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by Rillene Nielsen

Spanish Fork Junior High was recently notified it had earned an Energy Star from the Environmental Protection Agency. Our building is now listed in their special registry.

In order to earn an Energy Star Certification, a building must score 75 or higher based on certain criteria. According to the EPA’s webpage, “A score of 50 represents median energy performance, while a score of 75 or better indicates your building is a top performer — and may be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification.” Organizations, like schools, can earn this distinction “by reducing energy use through voluntary action, thus helping to decrease emissions of associated pollutants and their corresponding negative health and environmental impacts, such as those related to ozone, fine particles, acid rain, and regional haze.” Because we have been vigilant in our efforts to conserve energy, we were able to earn a top score.

SFJH Lobos believes we have a responsibility strengthen the community—our pack. Saving energy is a great way to live the Lobo way.

To find out more about the Energy Star certification, go to www.energystar.gov/buildinglist.