Parkway School District
Partner of the Year - Energy Management
Parkway School District (PSD) is a public school district in Missouri. PSD achieved energy efficiency goals by implementing a comprehensive approach to energy improvements and engaged the community through the ENERGY STAR® Home Energy Yardstick. Key 2021 accomplishments include:
- Saving nearly $10 million in energy costs while reducing energy use by 25% since 2015.
- Achieving ENERGY STAR certification at 16 schools.
- Preparing comprehensive school board policies on sustainability and energy that include designing new construction and renovation projects to be ENERGY STAR certified, purchasing ENERGY STAR certified equipment, and comprehensively benchmarking energy, water, and waste of existing schools in ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager®.
- Converting all interior lighting at two buildings to LEDs and retrofitting sections of nine other schools with LED lighting.
- Promoting the ENERGY STAR Home Energy Yardstick and energy conservation best practices to students, staff, and the community through the district-wide Sustainable Schools Challenge.