EPA Continues to Honor Evergreen Public Schools
Evergreen Public Schools recently joined the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) list of ENERGY STAR Leaders, an elite group of organizations dedicated to improving energy efficiency.
Last year, President Obama announced a nationwide call to action to make commercial buildings 20% more energy efficient by 2020. EPA’s ENERGY STAR program provides a strategic pathway toward superior energy efficiency, including a focus on ongoing performance measurement and whole-building improvement, that has helped these leading organizations make meaningful progress toward the President’s goal.
ENERGY STAR Leaders must meet one of two energy efficiency improvement milestones. The first milestone requires a 10 percent improvement in energy performance across their entire building portfolio, and subsequent recognition is given for each 10 percent improvement thereafter. The second milestone, known as “top performer,” requires the buildings in an organization’s portfolio, on average, to perform in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide.
For more information about Evergreen Public Schools’ energy efficiency efforts, visit http://www.evergreenps.org/energystar