With construction nearly complete on the new Circleville City Schools campus, the district’s efforts to make the three schools “as energy efficient as possible” have paid off in both recognition and financial incentives, the Circleville Herald reports. Superintendent Jonathan Davis said both the completed high school and elementary projects received LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver awards, according to the article. The awards were based on the schools’ ratings for categories including water efficiency, materials and resources, building site sustainability and indoor environmental quality. Additionally, AEP (American Electric Power) Ohio recognized Circleville City Schools for “demonstrating a commitment to energy efficiency and the environment” for “saving 397,236 kWh or 298.92 tons of CO2 annually.” AEP presented the district with “rebate checks for $124,572.88 and $130,102.80 as financial incentives to continue to conserve energy.” For more, read the full article.