Campbell Schools to Convert Buildings to Clean Energy
CAMPBELL, Ohio – Campbell City Schools will convert all of its buildings to be powered by clean energy, an effort that will begin later this summer.
The school district will make $2 million in infrastructure upgrades that will save an estimated $31,000 per year in discounted electricity. The improvements include a hybrid solar and combined heat and power systems. Construction is expected to begin in September.
“Not only are we excited about our savings, but more importantly the curriculum and hands-on educational benefits we access for our students as they can see, touch and feel the effects of clean energy on our campus,” said Matthew Bowen, superintendent of Campbell City Schools, in a statement. “We understand the importance of protecting the environment for future generations and now students can actively connect to their role as future leaders.”
The upgrades are being made at no cost to the community thanks to incentive programs, said Andrew Bittner, CEO of Guaranteed Clean Energy.
“This is a momentous occasion, as Campbell City Schools will be using clean energy that is cheaper than the dirty energy from the grid,” he said. “The Campbell Schools have proven leadership in their community by seeking and using all resources available to convert the District to clean energy while being stewards of taxpayer dollars.”
In 20 years, the statement said, Campbell City Schools will be free from the energy grid and will “capture a full $300,000 annual benefit.”
Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.