BROKEN ARROW, OK, August 13, 2018 — Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS), near Tulsa, Oklahoma, received from Cenergistic today the Environmental Excellence Award for its outstanding savings within the first fifteen (15) performance months of its Energy Conservation Program with Cenergistic, national energy conservation and sustainability company.
Broken Arrow Public Schools has achieved a 14% costs savings totalling $661,000 savings in fifteen (15) months since partnering with Cenergistic. This represents a 36,044,811 kBtu savings and is the equivalent of removing 1,089 cars from the road or 134,053 tree seedlings grown for 10 years.
“Reaching this level of savings at this stage of the program is a significant achievement. Broken Arrow Public Schools has done an excellent job of implementing Cenergistic’s organizational behavior-based approach to energy conservation and maintaining productive efforts at all levels of the organization. The administration and all staff members are to be commended for clearly fulfilling their commitment to being good stewards of the organization’s energy dollars and the environment,” said Dr. William S. Spears, Chairman and Founder of Cenergistic.
“Strong support from everyone involved in the organization has created an atmosphere of cooperation that should continue to grow and ensure even greater success well into the future,” Dr. Spears said. “I am extremely pleased to present Broken Arrow Public Schools with our Environmental Excellence Award.”
In addition to success with Cenergistic, BAPS recently installed 444 tons of energy-efficient HVAC cooling throughout the district which saved nearly 80,000 kilowatt-hours and earned rebates totaling $69,400. Also, various energy-efficient lighting projects saved an additional 80,000 kWh and earned the district an additional $9,179.68 rebate.
Broken Arrow Public Schools 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. Mr. Dykes tracks energy consumption — including electricity, water, sewer, natural gas and fuel oil — using the latest in energy-accounting software and technology to calculate savings and identify and correct areas that need immediate attention.
A primary benefit of the Cenergistic program is that all costs come out of the existing utility budget, with savings projected to more than pay for the program. Additional savings can be redirected to other parts of the budget. The conservation program delivers an environmental benefit from a reduced carbon footprint and will help the district qualify for ENERGY STAR® certification with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
For more than 30 years Cenergistic has helped over 1,500 K-12 districts find more than $5B in hidden electricity, natural gas and water savings by applying technology and behavior-based conservation programs on their campuses. Superintendents, CFOs, COOs and board members can reduce energy and water spending by 30% annually with no capital investment. Cenergistic’s program improves the comfort and quality of the classroom environment, helping students achieve their full learning potential. The Cenergistic program supplements the facility managers’ expertise with specialized engineers and technology to optimize their energy spend. For 10 consecutive years, Cenergistic has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. Our clients represent 52% of all K-12 schools who are ENERGY STAR® certified. To learn more visit www.cenergistic.com.
About Broken Arrow Public Schools
Broken Arrow Public Schools serves over 19,000 students in 27 schools, including four early childhood centers, 15 elementary schools, five middle schools and three high school sites. The district employs over 2,000 staff members and covers 115 square miles across Tulsa and Wagoner counties.