(PRWEB) October 17, 2012
Through the use of energy efficient technology, Franklin Lakes Public School District has significantly reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions at Woodside Ave School, Franklin Ave Middle School and High Mountain Road School. Specifically, the lighting technologies which were implemented into the facilities have met and exceeded the requirements of the 2005 Energy Policy Act (EPAct) to be certified as “Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings.” Through the EPAct Gives Back™ program the school district has been rewarded for their initiatives and stewardship.
The energy saving measures demonstrates Franklin Lakes Public School District's strong commitment to the local environment and tax paying community. The lighting system alone will save students and tax payers more than $42,813.00 per year in utility costs. The reduction in energy consumption decreases the School district’s carbon emissions by 231,109 lbs. (116 tons) a year. This is equivalent to the School district removing 21 cars off of local roads or planting 574 additional trees in the community.
Franklin Lakes Public School District went through an intense engineering analysis and inspection process in order to meet all the requirements of the Energy Policy Act, administered by Walker Reid Strategies, Inc., and have received certificates for their achievements in Energy Conservation. Their commitment to a greener campus is admirable and an example to other institutions.
About Franklin Lakes Public School District
Franklin Lakes Public School District is a community public school district serving students in Kindergarten through eighth grade from Franklin Lakes, in Bergen County NJ.
About Walker Reid Strategies
Walker Reid Strategies is a Licensed Engineering Firm that specializes in the EPAct 2005 §179D Certifications. The Firms staff administers the EPAct Gives Back™ program and oversees all engineering analysis and inspections required. Walker Reid is headquartered in South Florida and is committed to the development of sustainable buildings and reducing America's Carbon Footprint through Energy Conservation and the 2005 EPAct§179D Incentive.