Rhode Island Department of Education Presents Green Ribbon to

Barrington Middle School with $1.5 Million Energy Bonus 

Yesterday, Rhode Island's Commissioner of Education Infante-Green presented Barrington Middle School (BMS) the National Green Ribbon award for meeting all energy prerequisites within the Northeast Collaborative for High-Performance Schools Protocol (NECHPS). Barrington Middle School is one of only 27 school districts in the country being honored for their innovative efforts to reduce environmental impact and utility costs, improve health and wellness, and ensure effective sustainability education.  As a result of the honor, the Town of Barrington will receive a $1.5 million energy bonus.

BMS was one of Rhode Island's first new construction projects to receive additional housing aid bonuses. BMS participates in the Barrington School Department's plan to manage energy use through the EPA Energy Star Portfolio Manager. BMS achieves a 40% energy savings above the International Energy Efficiency Certificate 2009 baseline requirements.

The District is honored to celebrate this accomplishment alongside our students and staff and serve as a model of 21st-century learning and energy sustainability.