St. Louis Public Schools in St. Louis, Michigan, educates approximately 1,200 students in five buildings. The mission of the district is to help students strive for excellence, to place children first, provide a safe/caring educational environment, involve the community in the educational programs, integrate technology into the learning process, and to keep the district financially sound. St. Louis Public Schools views energy efficiency as both an important way to instill environmental protection education for the students as well as a way to be good stewards with the use of school funding. Being an energy efficient school district has helped to free-up funding for quality educational programs. Participation in the ENERGY STAR program has provided the district with a national view of energy efficiency. The ENERGY STAR building labels have helped to reignite the energy management program for the entire district.
St. Louis Public Schools has earned ENERGY STAR Leaders Top Performer recognition for achieving a portfolio-wide energy performance rating of 96. The district retained Energy Education, Inc., in the summer of 2007 and has since hired a district wide energy manager and educator. St. Louis Public Schools attributes its success to the outstanding work from the maintenance, custodial, administrative, and teaching staff in ensuring that buildings function as intended, from large maintenance projects to turning out the lights when rooms are unoccupied.