Energy Efficiency at OPS
All Otsego Public Schools buildings are certified Energy Star buildings thanks to the district's commitment to energy efficiency. The district enrolled in an energy program in 2005 to manage and use energy efficiently to provide the district with energy savings, cost avoidance and to help the environment. The cost avoidance is a way to put money back into the classroom and our students. Since it's inception, the cost savings to the district is more than $3 million.
Solar Energy Addition at OPS
In the fall of 2020, Otsego broke ground on a district-wide project to add solar to our energy plan. They are mounted on the roofs of the high school and Washington Street Elementary; there are ground arrays at Otsego Middle School, Dix Street Elementary and Alamo Elementary. Alamo and Dix Street are online now! Solar energy is helping to supplement our energy use at those two schools. Below you can see the metrics, in real time, for the solar initiative. As the other three buildings come online, we'll add those here.
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