[Shepherdsville, KY - March 28, 2023]— Bullitt County Public Schools is proud to announce that it has received the 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. This award recognizes our district as a leader in energy efficiency due to all that has been done to improve our facilities and reduce our energy consumption and cost.
“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 16 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!”
“As we accelerate historic efforts to address climate change, public-private partnerships will be essential to realizing the scale of our ambition,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I applaud this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for working with EPA to deliver a clean energy future that saves American consumers and businesses money and creates jobs.”
Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a select group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions in the transition to a clean energy economy. 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, protecting public health, and creating a clean energy future for everyone.
Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2023 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.
About Bullitt County Public Schools’ Energy Management Efforts
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 2022 accomplishments include:
- Avoiding 9,420 metric tons of CO2 emissions and saving over $1.1 million in energy costs, contributing to reductions in energy use of 50% and $10.9 million in savings over the past 16 years.
- Receiving ENERGY STAR certification for 18 schools and increasing the district average ENERGY STAR score from 85 to 91.
- 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 13 schools in energy teams to analyze ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® data and present their projects.
About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped American families and businesses avoid more than $500 billion in energy costs and achieve more than 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR’s impacts can be found at www.energystar.gov/impacts.