Shallowater ISD works to conserve energy

By Brittany Pieper - bio | email

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Shallowater spent $750,000 on a couple of projects to conserve energy three years ago. They included new lights, timed switches for heating & air conditioning, and five wind turbines. The conservation measures, along with the turbines, are expected to save the school district $125,000 or more each year on electricity. Officials from schools all over the country have come to see what Shallowater has done.

"We have a lot of people come to look at our turbines and see what we're doing. Wind energy and that type of stuff has become bigger since we started that," said Shallowater ISD Superintendent Phil Warren.

The State of Texas paid for a pretty significant portion of the five wind turbines.

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