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FILE - Sixteen buildings in the Provo School District have earned the EPA’s Energy Star certification. In order to earn the certification, buildings have to rank in the top 25 percent of the most energy-efficient nationwide.

PROVO — Sixteen buildings in the Provo School District have earned the EPA’s Energy Star certification. In order to earn the certification, buildings have to rank in the top 25 percent of the most energy-efficient nationwide.

For the past 40 months, the district has been working with Cenergistic, a company that specializes in organizational-based energy conservation for school districts and other large organizations. The goal was to reduce energy consumption and the cost of utilities while ensuring student and teacher comfort.

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Between 2014 and 2017, the district has saved more than $2.4 million and cut energy consumption by 27.5 percent. According to the EPA, this decrease in energy use is equal to taking 3,065 cars off the road.

The 16 buildings that have earned this certification include Amelia Earhart Elementary, Canyon Crest Elementary, Franklin Elementary, Lakeview Elementary, Provo Peaks Elementary, Spring Creek Elementary, Timpanogos Elementary, Wasatch Elementary, Oakridge (Wasatch 2), Westridge Elementary, Centennial Middle, Dixon Middle, Timpview High, Independence High, Grandview Learning Center and the district office building.