INDIANAPOLIS, IN, December 14, 2018 — Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) partnered with Cenergistic in June of 2018 to implement their Sustainability Program and has had outstanding momentum thus far with 14.3% energy savings and $910,755 in utility cost savings. At this trajectory, IPS is positioned to reach its goal of over $7.5M in net savings over the five-year contract term.
“Working with a company like Cenergistic to dramatically reduce our energy consumption is critical to the financial success of our school district,” said Dr. Lewis D. Ferebee, IPS Superintendent, in June. “Ultimately, the success of this program will enable us to close our funding gaps, continue our path of raising compensation, and key programming important to student achievement.”
The program provides full-time onsite Cenergistic Energy Specialists equipped with Cenergistic’s Ceres cloud-based, machine learning software which augments system monitoring and provides real-time data for immediate resolution of inefficiencies. IPS personnel work closely with Cenergistic engineers and M&V (Measurement & Verification) experts to audit and optimize energy usage and equipment across all buildings and facilities throughout the district.
“I’m excited about what I’ve seen them do with other clients across the country. They’re a good firm with a strong, proven track record and the success they’ve generated at other locations is an encouraging indicator for the success we’ll achieve,” stated Scott Martin, IPS Deputy Superintendent for Operations, in June. “I’m confident we’re going to be able to utilize the resources they bring to save the district and taxpayers critical capital and general fund dollars.”
District officials have already begun to see a mindset of energy conservation developing among faculty, staff and students since the implementation of the program, with hopes for a more sustainable future. The program will also help the district qualify for sought-after ENERGY STAR® certifications of their buildings with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as well as receive recognition for energy innovation and efficiency through the U.S. Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Initiative.
About Indianapolis Public Schools
Indianapolis Public Schools serves over 30,000 students in nearly 70 schools, including two high school and middle school level STEM-focused schools. The district also has 12 special academic models, including International Baccalaureate®, Dual-Language Immersion, Montessori, Arts & Sciences and many more. The district employs over 5,000 staff members and covers 80 square miles.
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, 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.