Saving energy and bucks

Tucson Citizen
Saturday, November 27, 2004

Doug Virgil is raking in awards, and well he should. As assistant superintendent in the Phoenix-area Alhambra Elementary School District, Virgil launched an energy conservation program that has reaped sizable savings.

The program has saved the district more than $250,000 over the past 18 months and is expected to save taxpayers more than $290,000 a year, the Arizona Tax Research Association says.

The association gave Virgil its Good Government Award last week. The Governor's Office and the Arizona Department of Commerce also honored Vigil and his district.

Congratulations to Virgil for conserving not only energy, but also tax dollars.