Evergreen Public Schools

Vancouver, Washington

ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management

Evergreen Public Schools

Evergreen Public Schools (EPS) is the fourth largest district in Washington and serves nearly 27,000 students in 35 schools. EPS is receiving ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence recognition for its ongoing commitment to finding new ways to save energy and promote its successes with ENERGY STAR. Key 2012 accomplishments include:

  • Raising its average, portfolio-wide ENERGY STAR energy performance score by five points to 84. This represents a 48-point increase since 2008 and 40-percent reduction in energy use overall--earning recognition as both an ENERGY STAR Leader and ENERGY STAR Top Performer in 2012.
  • Saving more than $6.5 million since first implementing its multifaceted energy management approach in 2008.
  • Providing support for the district's HVAC technicians to be trained in the most efficient operation of the schools' equipment to reduce inefficiencies and save energy for the district. 
  • Promoting a culture of energy awareness through ENERGY STAR by displaying the ENERGY STAR logo on all publications, banners at all schools, community videos, educational presentations, and newsletter stories. 
  • Continuing to implement energy efficiency projects, such as replacing incandescent lamps in an auditorium with LED lamps and replacing 10 rooftop HVAC units that feature heat recovery capabilities at a middle school.
  • Encouraging district staff members to save energy through regular resource conservation meetings held to share ideas and troubleshoot issues related to conservation.

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