Eastridge High School unveiled a new heat and power system Wednesday that was installed through a grant from The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.
The East Irondequoit Central School District partnered up with NYSERDA through an effort to reduce energy costs.
The school and development authority hopes this serves as an example of how schools can both help the environment and reduce spending at the same time.
"It provides about 60 percent of the thermal needs for the building in the wintertime. We're able to develop cost savings, implement cutting-edge technology and have a really positive effect on the environment," said facilities manager Milan Beh.
NYSERDA contributed $666,000 toward the $1.6 million cost of the 325-kilowatt system.