Scott County Schools
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Scott County Schools educates more than 9,000 students across 14 schools and is receiving Partner of the Year-Sustained Excellence recognition. Scott County has utilized ENERGY STAR tools and resources to make improvements in energy efficiency and reduce operating costs as a key component of its energy management plan. Key 2018 accomplishments include:
- Reducing energy costs by more than $950,000 in 2018 and five million dollars since 2010 by incorporating ENERGY STAR best practices into its behavioral management program.
- Earning ENERGY STAR certification for all school buildings for five consecutive years, making it the first district in Kentucky to reach this milestone.
- Achieving an average portfolio-wide ENERGY STAR score of 83, an increase of more than 8 percent from 2017.
- Promoting the importance of energy management to all students and district staff through short presentations by energy managers.
- Engaging the community in energy savings by publicly posting ENERGY STAR scores and weekly energy performance reports on the district website, as well as in monthly reports to the Board of Education.
- Utilizing state of the art technology in new construction projects, including the use of a geothermal HVAC system and automated HVAC controls in the newest school building.