Edwards Elementary powers down over break

By Melanie Wong

EDWARDS — A Thanksgiving “power-down” project to save electricity at Edwards Elementary School over the holiday break has resulted in an estimated $250 in savings. The power-down started on Friday, Nov. 21, when fourth and fifth grade students in the Edwards Eco-Action Team searched the school to shut down unnecessary electric-powered equipment and devices for the nine-day break. With the help of CLEER’s Building Energy Navigator website, they are now sizing up the results. “On the weekend days, the savings was about 8 to 9 percent, and on the weekdays, the savings was about 40 percent,” said Mike Ogburn, energy …

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