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.
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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.