Osceola County School District
20% Improvement (2011)
Osceola County School District, located in Kissimmee, Florida, educates more than 51,000 students in buildings encompassing over 5.1 million square feet of space. The district's goal is to provide an educational experience that inspires each student to reach his or her highest potential. In 2009, the district hired Energy Education and began implementing the company's people-driven energy management process, resulting in significantly reduced energy consumption and a newfound sustainable energy ethic in each of the district's schools. The district became a partner of the ENERGY STAR program in 2011.Osceola County School District has been recognized by EPA as an ENERGY STAR Leader for improving its portfolio-wide energy efficiency by more than 20 percent. Students and staff members in the district have implemented hundreds of improvements in energy consumption habits. Their energy conservation efforts have been led by an energy specialist with ongoing training and oversight from engineers. Since 2010, Osceola County School District has realized more than $3,245,000 in energy savings and prevented the emissions of more than 8,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by more than 220,500 tree seedlings planted and grown for 10 years.