Redtail Ridge Elementary in Savage was recently awarded Energy Star certification from the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Congratulations to head building operator Randy (pictured at right) and all the staff and students at Redtail Ridge. Being recognized by the EPA for superior energy performance is a great achievement for the school. Buildings that earn the EPA's Energy Star use 35% less energy and generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation.
Redtail Ridge also received an annual award from SEE for Outstanding Achievement in Energy Reduction. To receive this recognition, the school had to meet or exceed their goal of reducing annual energy use by 10% and Redtail showed an 18% reduction for 2011. Redtail also received this award for 2010. Please continue to be mindful of your energy use throughout the day at school. Not only are you helping the environment by reducing pollution from energy production, you are helping to keep dollars otherwise spent on energy consumption in our classrooms where it is needed the most.