Mesquite ISD’s partnership with energy conservation company Cenergistic is beginning to bear fruit, with 30 campuses receiving ENERGY STAR® certification from the United States Department of Energy.

While perhaps more associated with recognizing which household appliances like washers or refrigerators are the most energy-conserving, the ENERGY STAR program also certifies buildings. For K-12 education buildings, the certification is awarded only to the top 25% of school buildings across the country based on their energy efficiency, according to Mesquite ISD that recently announced the certifications.

“Achieving 30 ENERGY STAR certifications in one year demonstrates the high level of achievement this partnership has reached,” Mesquite ISD Deputy Superintendent Beth Nicholas said in a news release. “I like the direction this program is heading.”

Read the full story in The Dallas Morning News here.

Also available via Mesquite News.

Read previous press about our partnership with Mesquite ISD.

About Mesquite ISD

Mesquite ISD encompasses an area of approximately 60 square miles along either side of Interstate 635 in east Dallas County. It draws from the communities of Mesquite, Garland and Balch Springs as well as areas of Dallas. The district serves more than 41,000 students on 48 campuses.

About Cenergistic

Since 1986 Cenergistic has partnered with 1450+ 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