Kenton County School District

Ft. Wright, Kentucky

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management


Kenton County School District (KCSD) is a school district in Kentucky. KCSD has been engaging staff, students and the community in energy management and energy education since 2005. Key 2019 accomplishments include:

  • Avoiding more than $1.6 million in energy costs in 2019 through energy management, totaling cumulative savings of more than $15 million since 2005.
  • Achieving ENERGY STAR certification for 12 schools in 2019.
  • Reducing energy use by 44 percent, costs by 47 percent, and emissions by 40 percent since 2005.
  • Engaging students and teachers through an ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunt focusing on HVAC, lighting, plug loads and building envelopes.
  • Encouraging community energy savings by publicly posting ENERGY STAR scores on the district website and in schools, distributing weekly interval data reports to building managers, and providing a monthly energy report to the Board of Education.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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