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Saturday, June 21, 2014

Cheshire Schools Win State Award For Energy Efficiency

Cheshire's public school system has earned the Municipal Difference Maker Leadership Award as part of the 2014 Power of Change Awards, which were handed out June 17.

The school district was honored for launching energy projects including lighting retrofits, a solar energy classroom and maximizing incentives received from Connecticut Light & Power. Frank Biancur, the district's maintenance foreman, accepted the award on behalf of the district during a ceremony at the State Capitol.

The 2014 Power of Change Award celebrated the energy efficiency achievements of more than 20 Connecticut state agencies and municipalities. Wallingford's Energy Conservation Commission took an honorable mention in Municipal Difference Maker Leadership Award category while the city of Milford's school system won top honors in the Power of Change Top Building Award for municipalities. Rob Klee, Commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, is shown at left in the photo above with Frank Biancur after presenting the award. The Power Of Change Award was created to honor the best achievements and innovations in energy efficiency across Connecticut's state and municipal buildings. The award is sponsored by three Connecticut-based foundations – the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, Hampshire Foundation and the Common Sense Fund.
 

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