Located in Scott County, Kentucky, Scott County Public Schools serves more than 8,600 students across over 1.3 million square feet of space. It is the district's priority to encourage students to achieve their highest level of academic success and personal growth through engaging work in a secure and inviting environment. In 2009, district officials decided to focus their attention on energy management. Accordingly, the officials educated the school board, administrators, teachers, maintenance and custodial staff members, and students about the financial and environmental benefits of energy management. In 2010, the district partnered with ENERGY STAR and made use of ENERGY STAR tools and resources to improve energy costs for the district.
Scott County Public Schools has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR Top Performer for achieving an average ENERGY STAR energy performance score of 76 across its portfolio of buildings. In 2011, seven of the district's schools earned ENERGY STAR certification for superior energy performance. One of the district's schools, Northern Elementary, was Kentucky's top energy saver and the fifth most energy-efficient school in the nation in EPA's 2011 National Building Competition. To celebrate energy efficiency milestones, district officials often held ceremonies, some of which gained the attention of local media. The district witnessed over $430,000 in energy savings and prevented the emissions of more than 1,120 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by more than 28,700 tree seedlings planted and grown for 10 years.