energy star partner of the year

The Kenton County School District is proud to announce that it has received the 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR.

“I salute the 2020 ENERGY STAR award winners,” said Anne Idsal, EPA Principal Deputy Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation. “These leaders demonstrate how energy efficiency drives economic competitiveness in tandem with environmental protection.”

The highest honor among ENERGY STAR awards is the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award. EPA presents the Sustained Excellence Award to partners that have already received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years and have gone above and beyond the criteria needed to qualify for recognition. Winners hail from small, family-owned businesses to Fortune 500 organizations—representing energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.

For a complete list of 2020 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.

KCSD has been engaging staff, students and the community in energy management and energy education since 2005. Key 2019 accomplishments include:

  • Avoiding more than $1.6 million in energy costs in 2019 through energy management, totaling cumulative savings of more than $15 million since 2005.
  • Achieving ENERGY STAR certification for 12 schools in 2019.
  • Reducing energy use by 44 percent, costs by 47 percent, and emissions by 40 percent since 2005.
  • Engaging students and teachers through an ENERGY STAR Treasure Hunt focusing on HVAC, lighting, plug loads and building envelopes.
  • Encouraging community energy savings by publicly posting ENERGY STAR scores on the district website and in schools, distributing weekly interval data reports to building managers, and providing a monthly energy report to the Board of Education.

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