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Bonneville Joint School District #93

Logo for Bonneville Joint School District #93 Idaho Falls, Idaho
20% Improvement (2011)
Top Performer (2010)
Top Performer (2011)
Top Performer (2013)
30% Improvement (2013)

As the seventh largest school district in Idaho, Bonneville Joint School District No. 93 educates more than 10,300 students and employs over 1,300 people across approximately 1.4 million square feet of floor space. The district is committed to providing the finest educational opportunities for every student. In 2009, Bonneville Joint School District No. 93 partnered with Cenergistic and the ENERGY STAR program to enhance the district's energy management program.

 

Bonneville Joint School District No. 93 has been recognized by EPA as an ENERGY STAR Leader for improving the energy efficiency of its facilities by more than 30 percent compared to a 2009 baseline and as a Top Performer for achieving an average ENERGY STAR energy performance score of 94 across its portfolio of buildings. The district's administrators view energy efficiency not only as an important part of good tax dollar stewardship, but also as an opportunity to teach its students about the importance of conservation and environmental protection. These savings are attributed to the diligence of the staff members in shutting down lights, computers, and systems when not in use, in addition to the installation of motion sensors, digital timers, and programmable thermostats in classrooms and schools without energy management system (EMS) capability. The district has saved more than $1.7 million since the inception of its energy program and has seen a significant decrease in expenses even as after-hours operations have increased. Compared to its baseline year, the district currently prevents the annual emissions of more than 2,200 metric tons of carbon dioxide, which is equivalent to the carbon sequestered by more than 57,600 tree seedlings planted and grown for 10 years.