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Colorado Springs School District (SD) 11 provides an outstanding example of how integrated energy and indoor air quality (IAQ) management programs can improve learning environments for students. District 11’s energy management program—built on the commitment of the superintendent, board of education, and a full-time coordinator—has resulted in an estimated annual energy savings of more than $928,000 and significant IAQ improvements. Learn more in this 2-page success story.
Learn how Des Moines Public Schools, a school district with more than 32,000 students and 70 facilities encompassing almost six million square feet of space, was able to improve its facilities and maximize energy savings by financing energy efficiency improvements through revenue bonds.
Harshaw Trane performance contract saves Hardin County Schools $5 million and helps eight schools earn the ENERGY STAR certification.
Read this 2-page success story to learn how the Seaford School District (Seaford SD), a rural school system in southwestern Delaware, implemented an energy management plan that has reduced its portfolio-wide energy consumption by 16 percent annually, saving nearly 8.2 million kBtus of energy. As a result, the district is saving an estimated $100,000 in annual energy costs and preventing nearly one million pounds of CO2 emissions per year. Through its energy efficiency efforts, Seaford SD offsets the CO2 emissions of approximately 105 vehicles or 53 households.
Texas School District saved $4.2 million in energy, water, and operational efficiencies with support from Johnson Controls.
Use this case study to learn about the work Kentucky has done in partnership with ENERGY STAR over the last several years to improve the energy efficiency of its K-12 buildings. State and local governments and K-12 school districts can use these approaches and best practices to drive savings in their buildings and enhance their ability to invest in student educational success.