Chair of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, President Obama’s Principal Environmental Adviser, Nancy Sutley Visits Bayless High School
Nov. 14, 2011 Nancy Sutley, environmental quality ad visor to the White House, tours Bayless High School in south St. Louis County. The White House officials chose Bayless High School for the visit because the “Energy Star” certified school has installed a high-efficiency heating and cooling system that costs less to operate than the old system and reaches 60 percent more of the school building.
Bayless superintendent Dr. Maureen Clancy-May reiterated the high school was chosen because it’s been recognized as an Energy Star certified school that’s using more efficient technology to lower energy bills. Dr. Clancy-May explained, ” I’m very excited about the White House visit, It came to pass because back in 2008 our community supported us with a no-tax increase bond issue to do some improvements in our schools to make our classrooms a better learning environment.”
St. Louis County Executive, Charlie Dooley and other local officials accompanied Sutley on the visit. After the tour they engaged with faculty and students about the importance of energy efficiency in a question and answer session.