ENERGY STAR Challenge Participant Story

Williamsburg Independent School
Williamsburg, Kentucky
Date Joined: August 25, 2011


The Williamsburg Independent School District and Williamsburg City Schools was formed in 1909. Our school setting is unique with one building that house grades K-12. Presently, the district enrollment is over 800 students (grades PK-12). Our school is fully accredited by the Kentucky Department of Education and has had accreditation, in some form, with the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools since 1927.

Courtney D. Lewis has been hired for the position of Energy Manager for Whitley County, Corbin and Williamsburg Independent Schools.Lewis joins 34 Energy Managers across the Commonwealth that will create and implement energy efficiency practices. The jobs are funded in part through the School Energy Managers Project (SEMP), a partnership of the Kentucky School Boards Association (KSBA) and the Kentucky Department of Energy Development and Independence (DEDI). Energy managers are employed by a lead agency, but work in all partnering districts.

Williamsburg's energy manager uses ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, calculators, tool and resources, online training and webinars. Lewis also posts ENERGY STAR posters, handouts, and guides, as well as promotes ENERGY STAR as a favorable resource for teachers and students to learn more about energy efficiency and conservation.

ENERGY STAR posters are distributed around the buildings, along with the many guides and pamphlets provided free online. In addition, A Guide to Energy-Efficient Heating and Cooling, Bring Your Green to Work, Lorax Activity Book, and the Quick List of ENERGY STAR Resources for Buildings are made available at every Energy Team meeting.

Contact Information:
Courtney Lewis
606-549-6044 (phone) (email)