NEW: Providence Middle School ‘Going Green’
Monday, October 15, 2012
Providence City Councilman John Igliozzi will visit DelSesto Middle School, 152 Springfield Street, on Thursday, October 18th at 12 noon to observe operations of the new solar-thermal array, which was installed to help heat the school’s water supply. The system, installed in October 2011, already is being touted for successfully reducing energy costs and conserving resources. The system’s highlights include: 1) Creating 45 percent of the schools’ annual water load; 2) Avoiding 53,000 pounds of carbon dioxide emissions; and 3) Reducing natural gas usage by nearly 15,000 cubic yards.
Igliozzi has been a leading proponent of photovoltaic energy integration in city buildings, and spearheaded the “greening” of DelSesto. He said he is pleased with the success of DelSesto’s system. “As energy costs rise and we witness the negative impact locally, regionally and nationally of over-dependence on non-renewable resources, we must look to long-term solutions.” He explained that, “The solar energy initiative at DelSesto is leading the way to help Providence reduce its carbon footprint, and achieve long-term financial savings.”
The Councilman said that implementing the renewable energy system at DelSesto is not only good for the environment and the City’s bottom line, but is also an educational opportunity. “Students have an immediate example of the benefits of green energy, and its importance to healthy air and water.”
DelSesto’s principal, Dr. Dinah Larbi, and a representative from Gilbane Construction, which oversaw installation of the system, will join Igliozzi on the site visit on October 18th.
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