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Screven County Board of Education

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30% Improvement (2011)
Top Performer (2011)

Screven County Schools, located in Sylvania, Georgia, serves more than 2,500 students in buildings encompassing over 400,000 square feet of space. Administrators pride themselves on maintaining Screven as a safe place where everyone matters, everyone learns, and everyone succeeds. In 2008, Screven County Schools, with the help of Energy Education, began implementing the company's people-driven energy management process. This successful partnership has led to significantly reduced energy consumption and has instilled a sustainable energy ethic throughout the district. The Screven County Board of Education has been an ENERGY STAR partner since 2011.

 

Screven County Schools has been recognized by EPA as an ENERGY STAR Leader for improving its district-wide energy efficiency by more than 30 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. Staff members, faculty, and students at Screven County Schools have implemented hundreds of improvements in energy consumption habits. Everyone in the district was encouraged to participate by being conscientious energy users. These energy conservation efforts have been led by the school's energy education specialist and include ongoing on-site training and oversight from engineers and specialists. Since 2008, the district has seen more than $850,000 in energy savings. Their efforts have prevented the emissions of over 1,300 metric tons of carbon dioxide, the equivalent of more than 34,600 tree seedlings planted and grown for 10 years.