East Baton Rouge Parish School System

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Partner of the Year - Energy Management


The East Baton Rouge Parish School System (EBRPSS) is a public school district in Louisiana. Through its energy management efforts, EBRPSS saved $1 million and raised an elementary school’s ENERGY STAR® score to a 93 in 2 years. Key 2021 accomplishments include:

  • Preventing more than 5,500 metrics tons of carbon dioxide emissions.
  • Achieving ENERGY STAR certification at one school, in addition to the four certified in 2020.
  • Using ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunts to identify and implement several no-cost and low-cost conservation measures, totaling more than $25,000 of annual energy savings and preventing emissions of over 72 metric tons of carbon dioxide.
  • Improving a new elementary school’s ENERGY STAR score from a 16 in 2019 to a 93 in 2021 through improved building automation system controls and refinements, as well as efficient space utilization for after-hours programs.
  • Engaging students in energy efficiency projects including a student-led exterior light audit and grant application to cover 10% of LED retrofits, as well as a student-produced ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Public Service Announcement.
  • Receiving more than $90,000 of direct utility bill refunds and credits by discovering billing errors and misapplied charges through auditing of monthly utility bills.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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