Use this case study to learn about the work Kansas City has done in partnership with ENERGY STAR over the last several years to improve the energy efficiency of its municipal buildings. Local governments can use these approaches and best practices to drive savings in their buildings and enhance their ability to invest in services for their communities.
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.
Use this two-page success story to learn how Dennis Union Church, located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts, created a six-part Energy Action Plan to reduce thier energy consumption and carbon footprint. Despite expanding their square footage by nearly 40 percent, the church achieved three percent energy savings!
Use this two-page success story to learn how Georgia Interfaith Power and Light engaged faith communities in environmental stewardship through worship, education, and outreach, and in 2014, became the first faith-based non-profit to earn the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award for climate communications.
Use this two-page success story to learn how the team at Michigan Interfaith Power and Light has engaged and educated faith communities on environmental sustainability, as well as convinced public officials, businesses, and utilities to reduce energy demand. To date, they have provided over 350 congregations with free energy audits and energy education to help reduce their energy use by 10% or more. As a result, member congregations have made energy-efficient upgrades to new facilities.
Use this two-page success story to learn how Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish has transformed itself into an energy-efficient organization with several green facilities. The parish implemented sustainability policies to lessen the impact of waste (especially plastic waste) on the environment, while also upgrading their facility infrastucture.
Cambridge-Isanti School District, in partnership with the Schools for Energy Efficiency (SEE) program, decreased its energy use by 30% in 5.5 years, reducing operating costs by over $1.5 million and earning the ENERGY STAR for all seven of its K-12 buildings.