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Kearsley Community School District

Flint, Michigan
40% Improvement (2013)
Top Performer (2013)

Kearsley Community Schools serves more than 3,300 K-12 students across more than 400,000 square feet of floor space. The district is located in a 36-square-mile area falling in three townships Genesee, Davison, Richfield and two cities, Burton and Flint. For this reason, the school district is considered a community of its own, and serves as the social center of the area. The district is committed to educational excellence where children learn in a nurturing environment, surrounded by adults who care about their wellbeing. The focus of the districts efforts efforts is providing students with the skills, technological abilities, and knowledge to become lifelong learners as contributing members of society. The district has been an ENERGY STAR Partner since 2009.

Kearsley Community Schools is being recognized as an ENERGY STAR Leader for improving the energy performance of its facilities by more than 40 percent compared to a 2007 baseline and as a Top Performer for achieving an average ENERGY STAR energy performance score of 94 across its portfolio of buildings. In 2007, to become better stewards of the districts financial and natural resources, the Kearsley Board of Education adopted an Energy Conservation Policy.  They contracted with Cenergistic to help implement the program. Since then, the district has saved more than $1.5 million. These savings has been accomplished through an energy auditing program, making adjustments to HVAC set points and schedules, and replacing older equipment with upgraded, more energy-efficient equipment. Now, most of the districts office equipment is ENERGY STAR certified. The recent installation of a pool cover at one school will further improve its energy efficiency. Compared to its baseline year, the district currently prevents the annual emissions of more than 2,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by more than 51,600 tree seedlings planted and grown for 10 years.