Green Power Partnership
|Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy|
|Organization Type||Education (K-12)|
|Percentage Green Power||83.6%|
|Purchasing Third-Party Certified Green Power Product?||Yes|
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The Melvin J. Berman Hebrew Academy originally began purchasing wind power in an effort to save money, and since then has continued purchasing as much wind power as possible with the renewal of each contract. The school also generates renewable energy through an on-site array of solar panels, but sells the electricity to others. "The main lesson we would like to share with anyone who is looking to purchase green power is: Don't give up when trying to add solar panels or put other green power generation into effect. It took quite a bit of effort to get solar panels, but with creative thinking and flexibility we were able to make it happen and are so proud of the result," says Jennifer Zukerman, the school's Development Director. "The fact that we are also saving significant dollars along the way is also amazing."