(BIRMINGHAM, Ala.) – In recognition of its successful energy conservation program, Cenergistic awarded Birmingham City Schools (BCS) with the Energy Excellence Award in light of a 30 percent decrease in energy consumption.

The Energy Excellence award is given to clients who have reached noteworthy financial savings from an energy program. In the case of BCS, the program has created a significant environmental impact as well. The energy consumption avoided equates to the average car not driving 36 million miles.

“The success of this program has been a testament to the hard work of the entire organization,” said Dr. Lisa Herring, BCS Superintendent. “Reaching this level of savings allows us to focus more resources on what matters most — student success.”

To find savings, BCS personnel work closely with Cenergistic engineers, experts and the Energy Specialist to audit and optimize energy-using systems across the organization to achieve peak efficiency. The Energy Specialist tracks energy consumption at all campuses through state-of-the-art smart technology to identify and correct areas that need immediate attention.

“We commend Birmingham City Schools’ administration and staff members for their commitment to the success of the energy program,” said Steve Jones, Regional Vice President of Cenergistic. “Reaching this level of savings has had a significant impact on the district, and I am extremely pleased to present BCS with our Energy Excellence Award.”

About the Birmingham City Schools

The Birmingham City School District is located in the heart of the Birmingham Metropolitan area in the center of a large, diverse and culturally mixed community filled with a long rich history. In the business of educating children since 1874, our system is comprised of 42 schools that service the 99 neighborhoods located within the city where the education of over 22,000 students is our top priority.

About Cenergistic

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.cener2staging.wpengine.com.