June 12, 2008


United Cooperative Services Makes Donation to Granbury ISD
United Cooperative Services recently made a $5,000 contribution to Granbury ISD to aid with rising energy costs.  The presentation was made during the school board meeting held on June 9, 2008.


The donation was part of United’s EnergySmarts grant program that is designed to help schools offset rising energy costs, reduce energy consumption, protect the environment, and help ease the state’s growing demand for electricity.


In December 2007, the Granbury ISD Board of Trustees established a goal to reduce annual energy consumption by five percent each fiscal year for six years.  The commitment to conserve energy and natural resources will build on the district’s energy policy that was first established in 1995.  The energy plan includes:  energy-efficient lighting systems, automated HVAC controls, evaluation of after-hours scheduling of events, evaluation of utility bills, energy-efficient appliance purchases, vending machine operating controls, and continued use of water wells for irrigation.


Recent state legislation requires school districts to execute plans to reduce energy usage.   With several awards for energy management, GISD already has implemented all the required actions mandated by the new state law.


Above, Superintendent William Harris accepts the donation from United’s Vice President of Communications Marty Haught.  United is an electric distribution co-op serving more than 50,000 members in a 14-county service area southwest of Fort Worth.


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