Bangor Public Schools Save Money with Energy Efficiency

Bangor Public Schools in Van Buren County is the most recent district to save energy and money thanks to energy efficiency rebates and projects offered by Consumers Energy.

Superintendent Ronald Parker and members of the Bangor Board of Education were presented a $131,325 rebate check Feb. 10 from Consumers Energy during a presentation at the Bangor High School Library. With school lunches around $2.50 each, the rebate would help purchase 52,530 lunches for Bangor students.

Parker said the new high-efficiency natural gas boilers and related energy recovery equipment is expected to save the district more than $20,000 annually. He added the operational savings are significant as we strive for educational excellence for our students.

The energy efficiency program offered by Consumers Energy is a key component of Michigan’s landmark energy reform law. Launched in mid-2009, the program has saved Michigan homes and businesses $575 million through 2013.