Des Moines Public Schools

Des Moines, Iowa

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management


Des Moines Public Schools (DMPS) is a public school district in Iowa. DMPS promoted energy efficiency awareness to students, staff, and the community and has continued its longstanding commitment to sustainability by implementing ENERGY STAR® best practices for comprehensive energy management. Key 2022 accomplishments include:

  •  Achieving recognition as an ENERGY STAR Certification Nation Premier Member by earning the ENERGY STAR for 36 schools in 2022.
  •  Saving more than $22.7 million in energy costs since 2008, including $1 million in 2022 alone.
  •  Leading the City of Des Moines to become the ninth-ranked mid-sized city on EPA’s 2022 ENERGY STAR Top Mid-Sized Cities listing.
  •  Using on-site solar energy at Jefferson Elementary, which has reduced utility expenditures by $25,000 and has saved over 700,000 pounds of CO2 emissions since going online in July 2021.
  •  Promoting energy practices and ENERGY STAR to the community through Energy Report Cards delivered to nearly 5,000 staff and interested parties across the country.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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