On November 13, 2018 representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) traveled to Shepherdsville, Kentucky to recognize Better Buildings Challenge partner Bullitt County Public Schools for its energy productivity advances.
Director of DOE's Better Buildings Challenge Maria Vargas visited the district’s Better Buildings Showcase Project Mt. Washington Elementary School (MWES) to congratulate the school on the significant energy savings it has achieved.
Media was invited to attend the event, and DOE along with district leadership were on site to walk reporters through the energy- and water-efficiency upgrades made across the campus. Attendees also heard from student representatives of MWES’ Student Energy Team. The group of five 5th grade students are part of a team whose mission is to track, tabulate, and teach fellow students and teachers ways to conserve energy.
MWES school officials say they recognize the positive impact these energy improvements have on the learning environment for students and staff.
Read more about Mt. Washington Elementary School’s energy efficiency in its Showcase Project on the Better Buildings Solution Center.