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One Siouxland school district has saved over $350,000 after cutting back on energy use

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Sioux City School Districts are helping to save taxpayer dollars while reinvesting in your child's education.

It's part of a district wide energy saving program. Jeremy Taylor, the district's energy specialist, said they've already saved over $350,000. He said although turning off lights is extremely important when saving energy, it goes beyond the simple flick of a light switch.

"Staggering our air handlers, working with our HVAC systems, optimizing our energy management systems which control anything from parking lot lights to our domestic hot water recirculating pumps. There's a whole behind-the-scenes optimizations that we've done," said Jeremy Taylor, Energy Specialist for the Sioux City School District.

The money saved by the Sioux City School District is put right back into the schools. Helping to pay for new equipment, materials and resources.

"I really believe in what the district is trying to do, as far as saving energy and not being wasteful; and so, I really support this initiative," said Mimi Moore, Principal at Spalding Park Elementary.

The goal is to save $4.2 million over a ten year span. Taylor said they're right on schedule to reaching that goal.

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