Kentucky has 300 school buildings with energy savings rating

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FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet says 300 school buildings in the state have achieved an energy efficiency rating.

The cabinet says Kentucky ranks second nationally in the percentage of schools with the Energy Star label.

A release from the cabinet says that has translated to about $68 million in energy savings statewide since 2010. The 300th school was Southside Elementary in Shelbyville.

The Environmental Protection Agency's Energy Star performance scale helps organizations assess how efficiently their buildings use energy relative to similar buildings nationwide. Southside Elementary School earned a score of 98 out of 100.

James Neihof, superintendent of Shelby County schools, says the district has an energy manager who implements daily energy efficiency measures.

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