Mattawan Consolidated School District earned ENERGY STAR Leaders recognition for improving its energy efficiency by more than 20 percent. The district educates approximately 3,600 students across four schools and is committed to providing a collaborative and innovative learning community where every individual is valued, challenged, and connected. In July 2004, Mattawan Consolidated School District retained Energy Education, Inc., and began implementing the company's people-driven transformational energy management process. The successful partnership has led to increased energy efficiency and has instilled a sustainable energy ethic throughout Mattawan Consolidated District. All four schools earned the ENERGY STAR for superior energy performance in 2007 and 2008, with an additional district office building also earning the ENERGY STAR in 2008.
Since beginning its program in 2004, Mattawan Consolidated School District has realized more than $500,000 in energy savings. In 2008 alone, the district avoided more than 500 metric tons of CO2 emissions, equivalent to planting more than 100 acres of trees or the emissions from more than 125 cars. Under the guidance of the district's energy educator/manager, staff, faculty, and students at Mattawan Consolidated School District have implemented hundreds of improvements in energy consumption habits. Energy Education engineers and specialists also provide ongoing on-site training and oversight. Mattawan Consolidated School District joined the ENERGY STAR program as a partner in 2008.