Rutherford Elementary is one of four schools in the Central Dauphin School District to earn the United States Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Energy Star Certification!
This means that these schools have successfully implemented practices that put them in the Top 25% for energy efficiency!
They use an average of 35% less energy and release 35% less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere than other schools nationwide.
ENERGY STAR was introduced by EPA in 1992 as a voluntary, market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through energy efficiency. Today, the ENERGY STAR label can be found on more than 65 different kinds of products, 1.4 million new homes, and 20,000 commercial buildings and industrial plants that meet strict energy-efficiency specifications set by the EPA. Over the past twenty years, American families and businesses have saved more than $230 billion on utility bills and prevented more than 1.8 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions with help from ENERGY STAR. Go, Rutherford!