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Elkins Middle School Receives Energy Star Award

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Elkins Middle School has been recognized as one of the most energy efficient schools in the nation.

The Randolph County Board of Education submitted the nomination to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for the Energy Star Award.

The school has been conserving energy by turning off unnecessary lights and shutting down equipment not being used at night or on the weekends.

"We do care about the environment. We're working to conserve and help the environment, and its always nice to be first one and set the stage and kind of issue a challenge, okay we can do this now you all do what you can do and see if you can follow and maybe become energy star. Of course in the long run we're looking at a savings in energy costs," said Richard Carr, of Elkins High School.

Buildings get an Energy Star Award if they use 35 percent less energy and generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse emissions than similar buildings across the country.