Saturday, 25 February 2012 10:17
MISSION — The Mission Consolidated Independent School District (MCISD) celebrated its fifth year of participation in the AEP Texas SCORE Program, which helps schools save energy and money, by accepting a check for $43,549.
It is an incentive check earned through participation in the SCORE Program in 2011. Since joining the SCORE Program in 2007, MCISD has completed more than 30 qualifying energy efficiency improvement projects in school buildings, which will save the district more than $190,000 annually.
The SCORE Program provides no-cost facility improvement recommendations and financial incentives based on the total amount of energy the district will save. In 2011, the district installed energy efficient air conditioning and lighting systems in several schools. The new equipment will save nearly 721,000 kilowatt-hours of energy annually, which is equal to the carbon dioxide emissions of more than 56,000 gallons of gasoline, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations.