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Evergreen Public Schools

Vancouver, Washington

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year

Evergreen Public Schools is the fifth largest school district in the State of Washington, serving more than 26,000 students in 35 schools. Evergreen Public Schools is receiving ENERGY STAR recognition for making swift improvements in energy performance in a short time period while educating students and staff about the importance of energy efficiency. Key achievements include:

  • Designing and implementing an energy management plan, saving $723,000 in only 9 months, equivalent to the resources required to support 14 teachers or almost 20 support staff members.
  • Achieving recognition from EPA as an ENERGY STAR Leader for improving its portfolio-wide energy use by 20 percent from a 2008-2009 baseline.
  • Earning the ENERGY STAR for 11 buildings in 2009, for a total of 13.
  • Benchmarking and measuring program success through tools such as EPA's Portfolio Manager, Utility Manager Pro, and on-site demand meters and associated software. 
  • Incentivizing district-wide participation in energy management activities through competition, such as the most innovative ideas to conserve energy. 
  • Communicating the financial and environmental values of energy management to the Board of Directors, administrators, staff, and students through in-person presentations and meetings.