Talladega County Schools located in Talladega, Alabama serves more than 7,700 students across more than 1,260,000 square feet of floor space. The district's mission is to provide a challenging and rigorous curriculum that empowers all students to be successful in the 21st century. In line with this vision, the district is dedicated to improving energy efficiency and redirecting saved funds back to the classroom. In 2006, the district began a partnership with Cenergistic and implemented the company's people-driven energy management process. The joint venture has resulted in increased energy efficiency and has instilled a district-wide energy consciousness. The district has been an ENERGY STAR Partner since 2008.
Talladega County Schools has been recognized as an ENERGY STAR Leader for improving energy efficiency by more than 10 percent since its 2008 baseline and as a Top Performer for achieving an average ENERGY STAR energy performance score of 86 across its portfolio of buildings. Talladega County School's success is the result of faculty and staff members, students, and administrators participating in a comprehensive energy management plan to save energy and resources through environmentally friendly behavior. Talladega County Schools currently prevents the emissions of more than 860 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by more than 20,000 tree seedlings planted and grown for 10 years.