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.
Cambridge Engineering worked with DÜRR to replace a steam boiler system with a high efficiency indirect-fired hot water boiler system to provide office heating, and an energy efficient direct-fired heating system for production areas — leading to a 23 percent reduction in natural gas consumption and improved indoor air quality.
Learn how, since January 2007, Kohl’s has used EPA’s ENERGY STAR measurement and tracking tool, Portfolio Manager, to benchmark the energy performance for all of its stores. Kohl’s has a longstanding commitment to energy management and estimates that the company prevented nearly $50 million in electricity costs over the last four years through energy efficiency programs which, accounting for rate variations, have translated into an improvement in energy efficiency of more than 20 percent, primarily in stores. Most of these energy savings have resulted from low- and no-cost improvements to store operations and maintenance (O&M) protocols.
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.