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Bronx School Takes the Crown in our GDL Energy Challenge

From L-R are New York City Department of Education Division of School Facilities CEO, John Shea; Custodian of PS 194 Anibal Maldonado; Principal of PS 194, Rosa Sifuentes-Rosado; and Executive Director, Solar One, Chris Collins. Sarah Pidgeon, at right, is the Director of Education at Solar One.

Out of the twenty-two schools that participated in this year’s Green Design Lab Energy Challenge, P.S./M.S. 194 in The Bronx rose to the top, cutting its energy use by 21%, and winning the $12,000 prize for first place. The runners up, PS 84-Steinway, in Astoria, and the Academy for Environmental Leadership, Bushwick Campus, in Bushwick, reduced energy use by 17 and 14 percent, respectively, to win $9,000 each.

The Green Design Lab is program by Solar One that teaches students about energy and electricity. The Energy Challenge is the culmination of a year’s worth of learning, where the schools square off to see who can cut their electricity bills by the most. The average savings of all the schools combined was over 8%, saving the school system $75,000.

Read the full press release.