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Going for green: Schools make energy efficiency top priority

9:00 PM, Jun. 21, 2013
Mike Shover (left) and Keith Peterson (right) of Keith Petersen Plumbing, and Jeff Nickelson of HydraMatics install energy-efficient fixtures Wednesday at Riverview Middle School in Kaukauna.
Mike Shover (left) and Keith Peterson (right) of Keith Petersen Plumbing, and Jeff Nickelson of HydraMatics install energy-efficient fixtures Wednesday at Riverview Middle School in Kaukauna.
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While students enjoy the fun and sun of summer, Fox Valley school district leaders are focused on making their buildings more energy efficient.

Kaukauna Area School District has $3.7 million in energy-efficiency projects planned before winter, said business manager Bob Schafer. Work also is under way at Appleton, Menasha, Neenah and New London schools to replace boilers or light fixtures.

The projects will result in big energy savings for school districts - and taxpayers. Just ask Kimberly District Administrator Robert Mayfield, whose district sets aside about $500,000 annually for ...

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