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Serve Daily - - BUILDING COMMUNITY - By Lana Hiskey

Nebo School District con­tin­ues to set the pace for en­vi­ron­men­tal ex­cel­lence and was honored again as an En­ergy Star Part­ner. All 43 Nebo build­ings are En­ergy Star Cer­ti­fied.

“The ad­min­is­tra­tion and all staff mem­bers are to be com­mended for be­ing good stew­ards of en­ergy cost avoid­ance and the en­vi­ron­ment,” said Dr. Wil­liam S. Spears, chair­man and founder of Cen­er­gis­tic.

“We are grat­i­fied that Nebo School District has been rec­og­nized for our com­mit­ment to good bud­getary and en­vi­ron­men­tal ste­ward­ship,” said Nebo Su­per­in­ten­dent Rick Nielsen. “Our en­ergy pro­gram’s suc­cess comes from the co­op­er­a­tive ef­forts of each staff mem­ber at each of our fa­cil­i­ties. We are pleased with the sup­port from ev­ery group — cus­to­dial, main­te­nance and op­er­a­tions, food ser­vice, fac­ulty, aides and ad­min­is­tra­tors. It’s grat­i­fy­ing to see the level of co­op­er­a­tion con­tinue to rise through­out our or­ga­ni­za­tion. We work dili­gently through the year to re­duce en­ergy waste. Through our con­tin­ued ef­forts, our col­lec­tive suc­cess is mea­sured.”

The con­ser­va­tion pro­gram ex­am­ines all ar­eas of en­ergy use through­out Nebo School District. Cen­er­gis­tic’s con­ser­va­tion ex­perts — in nat­u­ral gas and elec­tric­ity, wa­ter and sewer, HVAC sys­tems, En­ergy Man­age­ment Sys­tems and me­chan­i­cal sys­tems, be­hav­ior mod­i­fi­ca­tion, com­mu­ni­ca­tions, grounds care, data anal­y­sis, in­for­ma­tion sys­tems man­age­ment, or­ga­ni­za­tion de­vel­op­ment, con­struc­tion man­age­ment, hu­man re­sources, util­ity rate struc­tures, and many other ar­eas of spe­cial­iza­tion that pos­i­tively im­pact en­ergy con­ser­va­tion — work closely with Nebo School District En­ergy Spe­cial­ists Bodie Bradley and Rus­sell Maughan. They are trained to an­a­lyze all en­ergy use through­out the or­ga­ni­za­tion’s sys­tems and en­sure that en­ergy is used as ef­fi­ciently as pos­si­ble.

The key com­po­nent to the suc­cess of Nebo’s En­ergy Pro­gram is the main­te­nance, cus­to­dial staff and food ser­vice depart­ment. Th­ese in­di­vid­u­als are in the build­ings on a daily ba­sis, en­sur­ing that ev­ery build­ing is op­er­at­ing as ef­fi­ciently as pos­si­ble. They are the back­bone of the En­ergy Pro­gram and with­out their sup­port, the pro­gram would sim­ply not be suc­cess­ful.

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