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Murray City School District

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20% Improvement (2011)
Top Performer (2011)

Murray City School District, located in Murray, Utah, educates more than 6,000 K-12 students in buildings encompassing over 860,000 square feet of space. Murray City School District upholds a tradition of dedicated teachers and a population of students eager to achieve and contribute to the community. The district maintains its continued commitment to progress and exemplary educational achievement. Murray City School District administrators recognize energy efficiency as both an important opportunity to teach students about environmental protection, as well as a way to reduce operating costs. The district strives to save energy in order to maximize educational funds in addition to educating every student and employee about the environmental benefits of energy efficiency. Murray City School District has been an ENERGY STAR partner since 2010.

Murray City School District has been recognized by EPA as an ENERGY STAR Leader for improving its district-wide energy efficiency by more than 20 percent compared to a 2007 baseline and as a Top Performer for achieving an average ENERGY STAR energy performance score of 94 across its portfolio of buildings. The success of the district's energy program started when the school board and superintendent recognized the need for a commitment to energy management. Accordingly, they hired an energy manager to develop and implement a comprehensive energy plan. A key element of the energy plan entailed that everyone - teachers, administrators, support staff members, and students - work as a team to implement strategic, energy-saving techniques. Since its 2007 baseline, Murray City School District has prevented the emissions of more than 1,100 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by more than 29,000 tree seedling planted and grown for ten years.