MORGANTOWN — In just five years, Monongalia County Schools has saved $871,348 in energy cost.

Audra Blackwell, business development manager for Energy Systems Group (ESG), briefed the board on the annual savings as well as the savings over the past 74 months, since the savings project began at the most recent board meeting.

“These projects allow the county to enhance the learning environment by optimizing temperature for staff and computer comfort,” Blackwell said.