Kentucky School Boards Association
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Energy Efficiency Program Delivery
The Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA), established in 1936, is a nonprofit corporation of school boards from each district in the Commonwealth. KBSA is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year–Sustained Excellence recognition for creating the School Energy Managers Project (SEMP) to facilitate the implementation of energy-efficiency projects in school and for increasing the number of ENERGY STAR certified schools in Kentucky. Key 2017 accomplishments include:
- Achieving more than $170 million in avoided energy costs and reducing electricity usage across the state by more than 380 million kilowatt hours since 2010.
- Increasing the number of ENERGY STAR certified schools in Kentucky from six to more than 410 since 2006 by funding and facilitating the inclusion of ENERGY STAR tools and resources into energy manager trainings.
- Enacting and awarding Kentucky’s Battle of the School Building recognition modeled after EPA’s National Building Competition.
- Providing leadership to school energy managers, administrators, facility directors, and other personnel through the inaugural School Energy Summit.
- Reducing the statewide energy use intensity by more than 15 kilo British thermal units per square foot since 2010.
- Educating school board members, superintendents, and government officials, and others throughout Kentucky on the importance of energy management through presentations, newsletters, and meetings.