For the second straight year, DeLaSalle has been certified as an ENERGY STAR school.
The certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recognizes DeLaSalle for reducing its carbon footprint by 8 percent. The school has also reduced its energy costs by nearly $30,000 through changes that include replacing incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent and LED lights, upgrading and improving the efficiency of the school’s HVAC system, including replacing a 1920s era boiler with a newer model, and implementing occupancy sensors, skylights, and a building automation system.
The City of Minneapolis recognized DeLaSalle with a 2015 Building Energy Performance Award because it was the most energy efficient building among arts, community, and education buildings of 100,000 square feet or more in the city.
For more information about ENERGY STAR Certification for Commercial Buildings: www.energystar.gov/labeledbuildings