North Shore School District 112 is located in Highland Park, Illinois. The district serves more than 4,500 students in buildings encompassing over 856,000 square feet of space. Some of the district's buildings are more than 100 years old and are architectural and design inspirations to many surrounding communities. The mission of North Shore School District 112 is to nurture every child to become an inspired learner, a well-rounded individual, and a contributing member of a global community. An ENERGY STAR Partner since 2011, the district's community cares about the environment, and therefore wants improve energy efficiency and fight climate change.
North Shore School District 112 has been recognized by EPA as an ENERGY STAR Leader for improving energy efficiency by more than 30 percent compared to its 2010 baseline. The district has performed retrofits to lighting systems and most importantly, changed the behaviors of staff members when it comes to using energy consuming devices. With the help of Energy Education, Inc., the district was able to save more than $400,000 in the first year of its energy conservation program. Compared to its baseline year, the district currently prevents the emissions of more than 2,300 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by more than 59,600 tree seedlings planted and grown for 10 years. All of the district's staff members, students, and community members are very proud of what the district has been able to accomplish through its energy conservation program.