Fairfield City School District, located in Fairfield, Ohio, educates approximately 9,500 students across more than 1.1 million square feet of space. The district's mission is to develop culturally responsive practices, teach and model positive character traits, and operate the district in a fiscally responsible manner. With this mission in mind, the district partnered with ENERGY STAR and began working with Energy Education, Inc. in 2009 to implement a people-driven energy management process. These successful partnerships have led to increased energy efficiency and have instilled a sustainable energy ethic throughout the district.
Fairfield City School District has been recognized by EPA as an ENERGY STAR Leader for improving energy efficiency by more than 30 percent compared to its 2009 baseline and as a Top Performer for achieving an average ENERGY STAR energy performance score of 75 across its portfolio of buildings. Staff members, faculty, and students in the district have implemented hundreds of improvements in energy consumption habits. Their energy efficiency efforts have followed the leadership of the district's energy manager and benefited from ongoing on-site training and oversight from Energy Education's engineers and specialists. Compared to its 2009 baseline, Fairfield City School District is preventing the emissions of more than 3,900 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by more than 101,900 tree seedlings planted and grown for 10 years.