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Vallejo City Unified School District

Logo for Vallejo City Unified School District Vallejo, California
10% Improvement (2012)
Top Performer (2012)

Vallejo City Unified School District, centrally located in the San Francisco Bay Area, educates approximately 15,500 students across more than 1,720,000 square feet of floor space. The districts vision is for its diverse learners to be empowered, prepared, and equipped with the academic and life skills needed to be productive citizens who can positively contribute to society. The district aligns its daily efforts with its mission of meeting or exceeding its goals in the areas of equity, excellence, educational effectiveness, and economic sustainability. In 2009, the district teamed up with Energy Education to strategize and launch an Energy Conservation Program. The district became an ENERGY STAR Partner in 2010.

 

Vallejo City Unified School District has been recognized by EPA as an ENERGY STAR Leader for improving energy efficiency by more than 10 percent compared to a 2008 baseline and as a Top Performer for achieving an average energy performance score of 92 across its portfolio of buildings. More than 90 percent of the districts buildings received an ENERGY STAR score above 75. In August 2011, the district was awarded Energy Educations Energy Excellence Award for saving over a million dollars in utility costs since the implementation of its energy conservation program. This commitment to energy savings is sustained by conducting regular building audits of all facilities, maintaining a utility database using E-CAP software, and engaging staff members and students by communicating energy savings progress through quarterly newsletters and student energy conservation contests. As of 2011, the district has prevented the emissions of more than 1,170 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by more than 30,200 tree seedlings planted and grown for 10 years.