DALLAS, TX, March 26, 2019 — Cenergistic, leading nationwide sustainability-as-a-service provider, is honored to announce its Platinum Sponsorship at Council of the Great City Schools Chief Operating Officer’s Conference, April 2 – 5 in Columbus, Ohio.
Cenergistic will co-host a session with Pinellas County Schools at 2:40 PM CST on Wednesday, April 3rd to share Best Practices in Energy Management and Sustainability. Cenergistic’s Vice President of Product Management Danielle Villegas and Pinellas County Schools’ Associate Superintendent of Operational Services Clint Herbic will discuss how PCS has achieved utility savings of $20.5M through the implementation of Cenergistic’s Sustainability program in March of 2015.
As a result of the program, PCS has significantly reduced their annual utility budget, lowered maintenance issues and comfort complaints by nearly 30%, and developed a strong culture of sustainability among leadership, staff, students and the surrounding community. Watch recent video, A Partnership in Sustainability, featuring the Cenergistic and PCS partnership & program by clicking here.
Cenergistic’s program provides full-time, onsite energy specialists, the Ceres™ software platform with real-time alerts on interval utility data, and access to Cenergistic’s Center of Excellence (COE) with engineers and industry experts with 140+ certifications in energy management, conservation, HVAC, M&V, irrigation, renewables and more.
“Before we started the program, we were spending around $27M a year in electric bills. Since partnering with Cenergistic we’ve saved $20.5M, putting money back into teacher salaries and student programs,” said Clint Herbic, PCS Assoc. Supt. of Operational Services. “Cenergistic’s Energy Specialists work closely with our maintenance department and plant operators to make sure all schools are comfortable and efficient… Cenergistic has been a godsend. The money you’re going to save, the responsibility you have to the environment, and the level of customer service you get from Cenergistic – I would urge any of my colleagues to take a serious look and give it a shot.”
Additionally, PCS has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as a sustainability leader and has been awarded 98 building certifications from ENERGY STAR®, one of the top earning school districts in the state of Florida.
Join Cenergistic and Pinellas County Schools on Wednesday, April 3rd at 2:40 PM CST to learn best practices for energy management and sustainability, and how your district can save millions on utility budget allowing reallocation of those dollars into student success programs, staff salaries, or wherever they are most needed.
About Cenergistic
For 33 years Cenergistic has helped over 1,450 K-12 districts, institutions of higher education, governments, and healthcare facilities find more than $5.3B in hidden electricity, natural gas, and water savings by applying our advanced Ceres™ software platform and sustainability-as-a-service solutions on their campuses. Superintendents, CBOs, CFOs, COOs, and board members can reduce energy and water spending by 20-30% annually with no capital investment, while improving the comfort and quality of classroom and building environments, helping students and employees achieve their full potential. For ten consecutive years, Cenergistic has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year. To learn more visit www.cener2staging.wpengine.com.
About Pinellas County Schools
Pinellas County Schools (PCS), located near Tampa Bay in Florida, is comprised of approximately 145 campuses serving over 125,000 students in Pre-K, Elementary, Elementary/Middle, Middle, High, Exceptional, Charter and Virtual Schools, as well as Pinellas Technical College and Adult General Education. PCS is committed to growing greatness with each and every child and increases focus on ensuring every child is challenged to exceed their own expectations. PCS offers 70 application programs suited to students’ interests, talents and abilities, dozens of career-focused programs, ranging from culinary arts to criminal justice, and STEM magnet or career programs at all grade levels. Students of all ages have opportunities to participate in award-winning arts, music, and a wide variety of innovative programs that prepare them to be well-rounded citizens and strong leaders of their communities. To learn more about PCS, view their website, here.
About Council of the Great City Schools
Funded in 1956, the Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) brings together 74 of the nation’s largest urban public school systems in a coalition dedicated to the improvement of education for children in the inner cities. The Council and its member school districts work to help our schoolchildren meet the highest standards and become successful and productive members of society. The organization also helps to build capacity in urban education with programs to boost academic performance and narrow achievement gaps, improve professional development, and strengthen leadership, governance, and management. In addition, joint efforts with other national organizations, corporations, and government policymakers extend the Council’s influence and effectiveness outside member school districts to the larger, interdependent world that will ultimately benefit from the contributions of today’s urban students. To learn more about CGCS, click here to view their website.