FORT SMITH, AR, March 5, 2019 – Fort Smith Public Schools (FSPS), located in northwest Arkansas, has announced its partnership with Cenergistic to implement a sustainability program with the goal of reducing energy consumption and utility costs. FSPS plans to achieve nearly $2M in cost savings throughout the five-year partnership.
FSPS Superintendent Dr. Doug Brubaker and Deputy Superintendent Dr. Terry Morawski were previous clients of Cenergistic while employed at Mansfield Independent School District in Texas and maintained a successful sustainability program with Cenergistic during their tenure. Based on their previous experience and relationship with Cenergistic, they chose to recreate that success for FSPS to reduce energy usage, generate costs savings and promote sustainability.
“We are thrilled to partner with Fort Smith School District to implement our Energy Sustainability Program. The full-time onsite energy specialist, powered by our Ceres™ software platform, will work alongside Fort Smith’s facilities team to ensure all equipment and systems are optimized for peak efficiency. This will result in what we believe to be great success for the district in both cost and energy savings. We are also enthusiastic to create a culture of sustainability among the entire organization and surrounding community,” said Gary Clark, Regional Vice President of Client Development at Cenergistic.
Included with the program is one full-time Cenergistic Energy Specialist, access to Cenergistic’s Center of Excellence with remote and onsite engineering support, and Cenergistic’s Ceres™ cloud-based, machine learning software for optimization of all energy-using equipment across district buildings and facilities.
Additionally, Cenergistic will facilitate ENERGY STAR® certifications for the district’s buildings to help position FSPS as a leader in energy conservation and sustainability.
About Fort Smith Public Schools
Fort Smith Public Schools is a public school district located in Fort Smith, Arkansas comprised of 26 schools that provide early childhood, elementary and secondary education to 14,888 students in pre-kindergarten through grade 12. Fort Smith Public Schools’ mission is to be a premier district where innovation creates excellence. FSPS is dedicated to providing an equitable, challenging educational experience by engaging families and community partners as they prepare students to embrace their roles in a culturally diverse community and rapidly changing world. To learn more, visit their website, here.
For 33 years Cenergistic has helped over 1,450 PreK-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, 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.cenergistic.com.