MACON, Ga. — The Bibb County School District says it has cut energy use by 32% over the last two years.
Keith Simmons —chief of staff for Bibb County Schools— says the district partnered with energy conservation company Cenergistic to find ways to intentionally save energy.
How they cut energy use
- They make sure buildings do not use lights in unused spaces
- They set back thermostats accordingly
- They change filters regularly
- They address mechanical issues in a timely manner
“We want to make sure that our learning and our work spaces are comfortable for our employees and our students, but we also want to leave as light of an imprint on this community, on this earth as we could,” said Simmons.
According to Simmons, the amount of money saved equals $300,000-$400,000 in utility costs. The district hopes to increase its energy reduction number to 50%.
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About Bibb County School District
Bibb County School District is an urban school district located in Macon, Georgia, educating approximately 22,000 students each year. Our vision is that each student will demonstrate strength of character and will be college or career ready.
Since 1986 Cenergistic has partnered with 1495+ educational, municipal government and healthcare organizations to achieve $6 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 http://www.cenergistic.com/.