Pinellas County Schools
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 as demonstrated by earning ENERGY STAR® certification for 48 schools. Key 2021 accomplishments include:
- Saving more than 49 million kWh of electricity, 327,000 therms of natural gas, and 643,000 gallons of water, for a total cost avoidance of more than $7.7 million.
- Sustaining an energy incentive program that allows all schools to earn discretionary dollars based on their performance on energy audits conducted throughout the school year.
- Promoting ENERGY STAR initiatives to students and the surrounding community through emails, trainings, and daily reminders sent to more than 115,000 stakeholders.
- Launching an initiative that captured more than $53,000 in sewer credits with quick identification of water leaks.