Pinellas County Schools

Largo, Florida

Partner of the Year - Energy Management


Pinellas County Schools (PCS) is a public-school district in Florida. PCS has a long-standing commitment to preventing energy waste, optimizing building and comfort systems and creating a culture of sustainability. Key 2019 accomplishments include:

  • Avoiding more than $7 million dollars in energy costs and 48 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity in 2019.
  • Earning ENERGY STAR certification for 90 schools in 2019.
  • Engaging with the energy management team through monthly meetings to identify methods to improve the processes toward energy conservation goals, to include ENERGY STAR partner initiatives.
  • Updating and maintaining detailed HVAC zone maps for each instructional facility, which allows conservation of energy through better planning and consolidation of activities.
  • Sustaining an energy incentive program which allows all schools to earn discretionary dollars based on their performance on six energy audits conducted throughout the school year.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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