Kalispell’s school district hopes a close look at ways to cut utility costs will help them save money in the long run. The district’s school board has approved a roughly $60,000 energy audit.
The district is bringing on an energy efficiency firm to look at all the district’s buildings, except for Glacier High School. School officials say Glacier was built with energy efficiency in mind.
Crews will examine heating systems, windows and other areas. The district might borrow money from the state to make improvements.
“As a school district, we’re taking care of the investments that we have already made,” said Assistant Superintendent Dan Zorn. “There’s a significant amount of money invested by our community in our buildings here and to operate those efficiently and effectively I would think is just plain good business sense.”