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Palmyra Area School District Unveils Updated Forge Road Elementary

05 Sep 2018

UGI Presents Energy Conservation Rebate Check at Event

 Palmyra Area School District celebrated completion of significant upgrades to the Forge Road Elementary School on Thursday, August 30. As part of the event, UGI Utilities, Inc. presented an Energy Efficiency and Conservation (EE&C) rebate check of $18,750 to the school district.

The $6.8 million project – much of which was completed over the summer months – included façade improvements, a renovated kitchen and serving area, new classroom cabinetry, compliance with ADA requirements, and new ceiling, paint and flooring throughout the building. In addition, the project included a guaranteed energy savings agreement from the contractor, Reynolds Energy Services.

The school district also installed three new energy-efficient natural gas boilers, as well as fresh air ventilation systems. These improvements not only made the facility much more energy efficient but significantly enhanced the air quality in the school.

In addition to the UGI rebate, the school district is expected to save more than $4,600 annually on heating costs for the school.

“This project provides an enhanced learning environment for our students and aligns with the District’s commitment to stewardship of limited resources, both financial and environmental,” Darcy Brenner-Smith, Palmyra Area School District Director of Business Affairs, said.

“This partnership between the school district and UGI not only results in an energy savings and cost savings for the school district and our taxpayers,” State Representative Frank Ryan, 101st Legislative District, said, “but is another example of a great public-private working relationship that we should try to emulate throughout the state.”

“UGI’s EE&C program provides incentives for residents to upgrade equipment ranging from Wi-Fi thermostats to high efficiency natural gas furnaces and boilers,” Joseph Nunley, UGI Senior Analyst, Energy Efficiency and Conservation, said. “It also allows customers to design custom programs that best fit their unique needs. We’re pleased to work with the Palmyra Area School District in helping to be cost-effective in serving the local community.”

Others offering comments at the check presentation included Garrett Lewis from Reynolds Energy Services as well as a number of district officials.

UGI customers interested in learning more about the EE&C program are encouraged to visit www.ugi.com/savesmart.

UGI Utilities has headquarters in Reading, Pennsylvania and serves 700,000 customers in 45 Pennsylvania counties and one county in Maryland. Customers interested in additional information visit the UGI website at www.ugi.com; on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.