San Angelo ISD Campuses Earn EPA's ENERGY STAR Certification for Superior Energy Efficiency
May 19, 2017
The following San Angelo ISD campuses have earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) ENERGY STAR® certification, which signifies that the buildings perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency and meet strict energy efficiency performance levels set by the EPA:
Central High School
Lake View High School
Central Freshman Campus
Glenn Middle School
Lee Middle School
Lincoln Middle School
Alta Loma Elementary
Fort Concho Elementary
San Jacinto Elementary
Santa Rita Elementary
Carver Learning Center
"San Angelo ISD is pleased to accept EPA's ENERGY STAR certification in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts," said Dr. Jeff Bright, Assistant Superintendent of Business/Support Services. "Through this achievement, our campuses have demonstrated our commitment to environmental stewardship while also lowering the District's energy costs."
Commercial buildings that earn EPA's ENERGY STAR certification use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings and also release 35 percent less carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. San Angelo ISD improved its energy performance by managing energy strategically across the entire organization and by making cost-effective improvements to its buildings.
"Improving the energy efficiency of our nation's buildings is critical to protecting our environment", said Jean Lupinacci, Chief of the ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial Branch. "From the boiler room to the board room, organizations are leading the way by making their buildings more efficient and earning EPA's ENERGY STAR certification."
To earn the ENERGY STAR, San Angelo ISD took the following actions:
- San Angelo ISD has partnered with Cenergistic, Inc. to manage energy use throughout the District. They work directly with our campuses to become aware of opportunities to save energy. As of January 2017 the District has achieved over $1.6 million dollars in cost avoidance utilizing the Cenergistic program.
EPA's ENERGY STAR energy performance scale helps organizations assess how efficiently their buildings use energy relative to similar buildings nationwide. A building that scores a 75 or higher on EPA's 1-100 scale may be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification. Commercial buildings that can earn the ENERGY STAR include offices, bank branches, data centers, financial centers, retail stores, courthouses, hospitals, hotels, K-12 schools, medical offices, supermarkets, dormitories, houses of worship, and warehouses.
For more information about ENERGY STAR Certification for Commercial Buildings: www.energystar.gov/labeledbuildings