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A-R sees energy savings

By Staff | Mar 30, 2011

ARMSTRONG – Energy savings measures at Armstrong-Ringsted School District are apparently paying off – and paying off handsomely.

Tom Mart, maintenance director, at Monday’s board meeting said the district had cut its energy use from 446,000 units in 2007 to 334,000 last year. That was after an extensive upgrade in the climate control system in the Armstrong building.

“We like the direction we’re headed,” Mart said.

In other business, Mart said the summer project list is expected to cost $23,000 – only about a third of last summer’s cost of $66,000. Mart said projects would be in both the Armstrong and Ringsted buildings. Ringsted projects would include door closure magnets and emergency lighting, both required by the state fire marshall.