Bartlesville Public Schools has found a way to cut energy costs and increase support for educational initiatives at the same time, saving $289,000 in utility bills for the first year of its new sustainability program.
Last year, the school district partnered with a nationwide sustainability company, Cenergistic, to cut energy costs and use the savings for education initiatives.
BPS leaders expect the savings will only increase over time.
“The district was looking for a way to free up some of our budget, and Cenergistic immediately helped with that,” said BPS Chief Financial Officer David Boggs. “The energy savings of this program can now be redirected to initiatives that support success.”
You can read the full story in the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise.
BPS also recently won our Energy Stewardship Award (below).
Just over a year into their sustainability partnership with us, @BPSDBruins have significantly cut back on the amount of energy they consume. That’s why we presented them with the Energy Stewardship Award, to recognize the impact they’ve had on the environment #EnergyExcellence pic.twitter.com/aKexCaRbQn
— Cenergistic® (@Cenergistic) October 1, 2020
About Bartlesville Public Schools
In all, approximately 6,000 students are enrolled within the Bartlesville Public School District and the district has about 650 staff members plus outsourced services. Bartlesville Public Schools has a long-standing reputation of academic excellence, reflected in ratings on various state report cards. Visit bartlesvilleschools.org for examples of recent achievements.
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.