ENERGY STAR Leaders

Weston Public Schools

Weston, Connecticut
20% Improvement (2011)

Weston Public Schools, located in Weston, Connecticut, educates K-12 students in buildings encompassing more than 632,000 square feet of space. The mission of Weston Public Schools, as a caring and supportive community partnership, is to empower each student to achieve success and contribute to the global society. This mission is achieved by developing and cultivating character, knowledge, and creativity through a dynamic learning experience that challenges each student to continually pursue personal excellence. The district is committed to fostering continuous improvement, developing 21st century skills in all students, and supporting quality instructional practices and educational programs in a fiscally responsible way. In support of this mission, the district partnered with Energy Education to cut unnecessary energy expenses and support environmental sustainability. The district has been an ENERGY STAR partner since 2011.

 

Weston Public Schools 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 2009 baseline. The district has saved more than $840,000 since implementing a people-based energy management plan. Weston Public Schools has prevented the emissions of more than 1,100 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by more than 30,100 tree seedlings planted and grown for 10 years.

 

We are extremely pleased to receive this recognition from ENERGY STAR, said Weston Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Colleen Palmer. Our energy conservation efforts are saving taxpayer dollars while also helping protect our local environment. District staff members and teachers have been exceptionally cooperative in our energy conservation efforts.