Bullitt County Public Schools is proud to announce that it has received the 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners as a way to honor businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements.
ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health.
“We're honored to be receiving this award for the 3rd time. BCPS has committed to our Core Value of being Future Focused by investing in energy efficient equipment and creating a program over 15 years ago to promote energy conservation throughout the district,” said Andrea Rock, BCPS Energy Manager. “It’s through our value of Shared Accountability that we have been able to make this happen. We want to say a special thanks to all of our staff and students (especially our Student Energy Teams) who continue to help make this program successful!”
BCPS has demonstrated a continued commitment to increasing and optimizing energy efficiency in their buildings as well as engaging students and the community through ENERGY STAR® tools and resources. Key 2021 accomplishments include:
- Avoiding 9,800 metric tons of CO2 emissions and saving over $1.1 million in energy costs, contributing to reductions in energy use of 50% and $9.9 million in savings over the past 15 years.
- Receiving ENERGY STAR certification for 15 schools and increasing the district average ENERGY STAR score from 85 to 90.
- Optimizing HVAC equipment through smart analytics, scheduling, and live dashboards that allow the district energy manager to identify issues in real time.
- Engaging students across 16 schools in energy teams to analyze ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® data and present their projects.
For more information on ENERGY STAR and its winners, click here.