Bullitt County Public Schools
Partner of the Year
Bullitt County Public Schools (BCPS) serves more than 13,000 students and owns more than 2 million square feet of building space. Over the past nine years, BCPS has made significant efforts to improve energy efficiency across the district. BCPS is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year recognition for building a sustainable energy program with ENERGY STAR and creating an optimal learning environment for students. Key accomplishments include:
- Recertifying all 17 of the district’s previously ENERGY STAR certified schools.
- Communicating the value of ENERGY STAR through the district’s web pages, press releases, student energy teams, and other district and public presentations.
- Saving more than $810,000 in 2015, bringing the nine-year program cumulative savings total to more than $3.9 million in saved utility costs.
- Implementing energy efficiency projects in district buildings, including lighting retrofits, a demand reduction project through the building automation system, and two window film projects that cut heat load and energy use at those sites.