BROKEN ARROW, Okla. — In October 2020, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency awarded all 24 eligible Broken Arrow Public Schools buildings with the prestigious ENERGY STAR certification, designating them among the top 25 percent of energy-efficient buildings nationwide. Early Childhood Centers are not eligible.
BAPS entered into a partnership with Cenergistic, a leading energy conservation company, to start an energy savings program in 2017. After 3 years of the partnership, the district has achieved a cost savings of more than $2.5 million.
BAPS personnel have worked closely with Cenergistic engineers, experts and embedded energy specialist Jadon Dykes to audit and optimize each energy-using system throughout the district. Dykes tracks energy consumption — including electricity, water and natural gas — using the latest in energy-accounting software and technology to calculate savings and identify and correct areas that need immediate attention.
“I love working with the amazing staff at BAPS to save energy,” Dykes said. “I want to thank the wonderful teachers, custodial staff and maintenance folks for all they do to support the energy program. Great things are rarely done by just one person. Together we saved $2.5 million! Here’s to $2.5 more.”
The success of the hand-in-hand partnership has drastically reduced the carbon footprint of BAPS. The energy saved is the equivalent of removing 4,180 cars from the road for a year or 514,516 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.
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About Broken Arrow Public Schools
Since its formation in 1904, Broken Arrow Public Schools has become a dynamic leader in public education. The district resides in an urban-suburban community with nearby agricultural areas and a growing business and industrial base. Serving more than 19,000 students, the district has four early childhood centers (Pre-K), 16 elementary schools (grades K-5), five middle schools (grades 6-8), one freshman academy (ninth grade), one high school (grades 10-12), one options academy and one virtual academy.
Since 1986 Cenergistic has partnered with 1470+ educational, municipal government and healthcare organizations to achieve $5.8 billion in utility savings and cost avoidance. These strong results come from the application of Cenergistic’s organizational behavior-based strategies and are enhanced by our proprietary software platform to drive building and equipment optimization. Our energy conservation program reduces utility consumption by an average of 25% with no capital investment while maintaining or improving the comfort and quality of building environments. For more than a decade, Cenergistic has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year or Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence. To learn more, visit www.cenergistic.com.