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Evergreen Public Schools

Vancouver, Washington

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence

Evergreen Public Schools (EPS) is the fourth largest district in Washington and serves nearly 27,000 students in 35 schools. EPS is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence recognition for its ongoing commitment to finding new ways to save energy and promote its successes with ENERGY STAR. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Raising its average, portfolio-wide ENERGY STAR energy performance score by five points to 84. This represents a 48-point increase since 2008 and 40-percent reduction in energy use overall--earning recognition as both an ENERGY STAR Leader and ENERGY STAR Top Performer in 2012.
  • Saving more than $6.5 million since first implementing its multifaceted energy management approach in 2008.
  • Providing support for the district's HVAC technicians to be trained in the most efficient operation of the schools' equipment to reduce inefficiencies and save energy for the district. 
  • Promoting a culture of energy awareness through ENERGY STAR by displaying the ENERGY STAR logo on all publications, banners at all schools, community videos, educational presentations, and newsletter stories. 
  • Continuing to implement energy efficiency projects, such as replacing incandescent lamps in an auditorium with LED lamps and replacing 10 rooftop HVAC units that feature heat recovery capabilities at a middle school.
  • Encouraging district staff members to save energy through regular resource conservation meetings held to share ideas and troubleshoot issues related to conservation.