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This image shows the first page of the Emerging Themes in Energy Management 2014 document.

When reviewing the applications for the 2014 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awards for Energy Management, we noticed 12 major themes that seemed to keep popping up. Learn what the best-of-the-best are doing to enhance their world-class energy programs by downloading this two-page summary, which briefly describes each theme.

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Colorado Springs School District (SD) 11 provides an outstanding example of how integrated energy and indoor air quality (IAQ) management programs can improve learning environments for students. District 11’s energy management program—built on the commitment of the superintendent, board of education, and a full-time coordinator—has resulted in an estimated annual energy savings of more than $928,000 and significant IAQ improvements. Learn more in this 2-page success story.

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Read this 2-page success story to learn how the Seaford School District (Seaford SD), a rural school system in southwestern Delaware, implemented an energy management plan that has reduced its portfolio-wide energy consumption by 16 percent annually, saving nearly 8.2 million kBtus of energy. As a result, the district is saving an estimated $100,000 in annual energy costs and preventing nearly one million pounds of CO2 emissions per year. Through its energy efficiency efforts, Seaford SD offsets the CO2 emissions of approximately 105 vehicles or 53 households.

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Download this six-page activity book that's full of fun games and puzzles about saving energy (en Espanol).

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Download this six-page activity book that's full of fun games and puzzles about saving energy.

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Learn six tips to try at home from this fact color fact sheet featuring Horton.

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Download and print Horton's 6-page activity book. It's a Who’s guide to saving our planet for who’s of all shapes and sizes!

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The ENERGY STAR Kids' Site is a bright, interactive site with fun facts for kids and energy-saving ideas and activities for everyone.

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The Building Upgrade Manual is a comprehensive guide to profitable energy efficiency upgrades presented in an easy-to-understand framework designed especially for ENERGY STAR partners.

This 18-page chapter for K-12 schools addresses:

  • Challenges and opportunities
  • Energy-use profile
  • Technical recommendations
  • Financial and implementation issues
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Putting Energy into Profits is a 39-page guide that contains a wealth of useful energy efficiency information for small business owners, including:

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