Officials at Magnolia School District, located in Anaheim, CA, value and enjoy positive, collaborative relationships with a diverse student population of more than 6,350 as well their 700 certificated and qualified team members across 10 facilities. Magnolia School District's Board of Trustees supports a strong basic educational program, including fine arts, and is committed to the best possible education for every student. In September 2009, the district entered into a partnership with Energy Education, Inc. to create a people-based, energy conservation program that led to increased energy efficiency and a sustainable energy conservation ethic throughout the district.
As a result of Magnolia School District's efficiency efforts, they earned recognition from EPA as an ENERGY STAR Top Performer for achieving a portfolio-wide ENERGY STAR energy performance score of 100. As of November 2010, all of the district's 10 buildings earned an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or better. In the initial 10 months of Magnolia School District's energy program, the district avoided more than 110 equivalent metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions, which is the equivalent to the annual emissions from 22 cars or planting 2,900 tree seedlings and letting them grow for 10 years. Magnolia School District's partnership with ENERGY STAR and recognition by EPA serves to not only further promote the benefits of energy efficiency, but demonstrates to all the of the district's stakeholders that it is committed to providing the best possible education, in safe and comfortable schools without wasting resources.