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South Washington County Schools ISD 833

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10% Improvement (2005)

South Washington County School District 833 educates 16,400 K-12 students across 22 schools. The district has saved $400,000 in energy costs, and schools in the district have averaged a 10 point improvement in energy efficiency. As a participant in the Schools for Energy EfficiencyTM (SEE) Program, District 833 is partnered with Hallberg Engineering, Inc. to reduce energy waste and energy-related expenses by using low and no-cost strategies such as reducing off-hours energy use and de-lamping school vending machines. Along with three new school buildings designed for optimal energy performance, these combined efforts have earned District 833 the ENERGY STAR Leader designation. The district attributes much of its success to its Energy Management Coordinator, who developed a culture of conservation through education, awareness, communication, and training. 

South Washington County School District 833 joined ENERGY STAR in 2005.