Emma B. Ward Elementary’s Better World Club poses with administrators and Congressman Ben Chandler at the school’s Energy Star presentation on Nov. 22. According to Gary Stinnett, Anderson County Schools’ energy manager, the school district has saved more than $600,000 in utility costs in the 32 months it’s been a part of its energy savings program. To meet the requirements of an Energy Star rating, school buildings must meet a 75 unit benchmark on a scale of 1-100. The scores of the five Energy Star certified buildings were: central office, 86; Robert B. Turner Elementary, 89; High School East wing, 90; Saffell Street Elementary, 93; and Emma B. Ward Elementary, 95.