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 2021 accomplishments include:

  • Saving over $1.7 million in energy costs in 2021, equivalent to 34 teaching positions, and reducing energy and energy costs by 40% since 2005.
  • Achieving ENERGY STAR® certification at nine schools.
  • Implementing energy efficiency upgrades, including high-efficiency geothermal heat pumps and LED lighting in several schools.
  • Integrating indoor air quality and energy efficiency management together, including the use of CO2 monitoring.
  • Involving students and teachers in energy-saving practices, like a “Shutdown with ENERGY STAR” program to save energy over holiday breaks as well as communicating results of school-wide efforts.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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