Lew Anderson is a weather watcher. By the middle of last week, the Billings school district’s facilities director had determined that subzero weekend forecasts necessitated heating school buildings Sunday and Monday nights as if they were occupied to prevent pipes from freezing. Most of our …
Sam Picard is a perfectionist.
School starts Wednesday for most Billings students, and construction crews across the city are rushing to finish projects started when classes let out in June.
Drafty windows, leaky door seals, inefficient heating systems and old lights that aren’t all that bright are among what’s going to save Lewis and Clark County $77,000 a year.
Last summer, Shane Anderson’s crews installed some 28 miles of data cables throughout Senior High as part of a $4 million renovation that has whittled down energy costs and improved comfort at the oldest high school in Billings School District 2.
A recent survey by the National Association of Realtors found that in the Rocky Mountain states, “rising electrical, fuel and other energy costs” was the No. 1 factor homeowners identified that would force them to sell their home. Clearly, it’s crucial that we invest in measures that cut thi…