ENERGY STAR Challenge Participant Story

Columbus, Ohio
Date Joined: March 14, 2005

The Ohio Department of Development Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) is encouraging schools districts and consumers to reduce energy use. The Ohio School Facilities Commission (OSFC) will be instrumental in bringing the ENERGY STAR Challenge to school districts in the State of Ohio. Some of OEE and OSFC's current and expanded activities include:

  • Funding $25 million annually for energy efficiency investments in schools through the OSFC managed Energy Conservation and Financing Authority House Bill 254, which allows school districts to borrow money for energy efficiency improvements (Since 1986, OSFC has invested $1 billion in school energy efficiency improvements.);
  • Training senior OSFC staff to use EPA's national energy performance rating system for new and existing schools; and
  • Pursuing comprehensive utility data tracking, in coordination with Ohio utilities, to rate over 3,500 schools.

Currently, OEE works with utility companies, product manufacturers and retailers to display and distribute information about ENERGY STAR products at annual meetings and conferences.

Contact Information:
Emmanuel O. Annunike
800-848-1300 (phone) (email)