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 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.  
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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