Ohio school districts in Lake Township and Tipp City have received returns on projects to increase their energy efficiency. The Suburbanite reports that Lake Local School district reduced its energy use by 36.2 percent and received an award from the Environmental Protection Agency’s Battle of the Buildings competition, placing third in the country. The school system upgraded lighting, replaced a steam boiler system with a hot water boiler system, and added more efficient HVAC controls as part of their energy makeover. Tipp City schools’ “energy conservation projects utilized automation, integration, advanced energy management and control strategies” as part of their $1 million project, according to the Dayton Daily News. Tipp City saw a “savings of $157,040 in natural gas and electric bills between July 2013 and June 2014,” according to the article. For more, read the full Suburbanite and Dayton Daily News articles.