Columbia Heights Public Schools ISD 13 educates approximately 3,000 K-12 students across five school buildings in the
The district has assessed the energy performance of all of its schools and undertaken improvements resulting in a 75 portfolio-wide energy performance rating in 2006. After additional improvements such as lighting retrofits, adjusted temperature set points and behavioral changes from building occupants, the district raised its portfolio-wide rating to 90 by 2008. A partnership with Schools for Energy EfficiencyTM(SEE) program since September 2005 has helped the district save $101,000 by using low- and no-cost strategies and a comprehensive program specifically designed for K-12 schools. The district also adopted a new energy policy in January 2006.
Columbia Heights Public Schools ISD 13 joined ENERGY STAR in 2005.