Pinellas County Schools Earns 92 ENERGY STAR® Building Certifications, Second Consecutive Partner of the Year Award

LARGO, Fla. — Pinellas County Schools (PCS) was named a Florida ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy. The recognition is for earning ENERGY STAR certification for 92 schools and avoiding $7 million in energy costs in 2019. Pinellas County Schools is one of four Energy Star partners honored for outstanding contributions to public health and the environment. PCS is among the 191 ENERGY STAR award winners nationwide honored this year as ENERGY STAR Award Winners.

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About Pinellas County Schools

Pinellas County Schools serves over 104,000 students in more than 140 schools, is the seventh-largest district in Florida and 26th-largest in the nation. Pinellas offers a wealth of educational choices, including 70 application programs suited to students’ interests, talents, and abilities, as well as dozens of career-focused and STEM magnet programs at all grade levels. Pinellas’ vision is 100% student success and its mission is to educate and prepare each student for college, careers, and life. To learn more, visit their website here.

About ENERGY STAR®

The ENERGY STAR® program was established by the EPA in 1992 to foster economic development, greater competitiveness, and a healthy environment. It is the most trusted, government-backed voluntary certification program in the U.S. for energy efficiency. Its high standards require efficient performance, ensuring a quality, environmentally-friendly building. It helps organizations save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by identifying factories, office equipment, home appliances and electronics that have superior energy efficiency. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR® associated greenhouse gas reductions have reached 3.1 billion metric tons. To learn more visit www.energystar.gov.

About Cenergistic

Since 1986 Cenergistic has partnered with 1470+ 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 www.cenergistic.com.

The following PCS schools earned ENERGY STAR recognition over the previous year:

  • 74th Street ES
  • Anona ES
  • Azalea ES
  • Azalea MS
  • Bardmoor ES
  • Bauder ES
  • Bay Point ES
  • Bay Point MS
  • Bay Vista Fund
  • Bayside HS
  • Bear Creek ES
  • Belcher ES
  • Blanton ES
  • Boca Ciega HS
  • Brooker Creek ES
  • Calvin Hunsinger
  • Campbell Park ES
  • Clearwater Fund MS
  • Clearwater HS
  • Clearwater Inter
  • Countryside HS
  • Cross Bayou ES
  • Curlew Creek ES
  • Cypress Woods ES
  • Disston Academy
  • Dixie Hollis HS
  • Dunedin HS
  • East Lake HS
  • East Lake MS
  • Eisenhower ES
  • Fairmount Park ES
  • Fitzgerald MS
  • Forest Lakes ES
  • Fuguitt ES
  • Garrison Jones ES
  • Gibbs HS
  • Gulf Beach ES
  • Gulfport ES
  • Highland Lakes ES
  • Jamerson ES
  • John Sexton ES
  • Joseph Carwise MS
  • Lake St George ES
  • Lakeview Fund ES
  • Lakewood ES
  • Lakewood HS
  • Lealman Ave ES
  • Leila Davis ES
  • Lynch ES
  • Madeira Beach Fund
  • McMullen Booth ES
  • Midtown Academy
  • Mildred Helms ES
  • Mount Vernon ES
  • New Heights ES
  • Nina Harris ES
  • North Shore ES
  • Northeast HS
  • Northwest ES
  • Oakhurst ES
  • Osceola Fund HS
  • Osceola MS
  • Ozona ES
  • Palm Harbor MS
  • Palm Harbor University HS
  • Pasadena Fund
  • Perkins ES
  • Pinellas Central ES
  • Pinellas Secondary
  • Plumb
  • Rawlings ES
  • Richard Jacobson Tech HS
  • Safety Harbor ES
  • Safety Harbor MS
  • San Jose ES
  • Sanderlin PK-8
  • Sawgrass Lake ES
  • Seminole ES
  • Seminole HS
  • Shore Acres ES
  • Skyview ES
  • Southern Oak ES
  • St Petersburg HS
  • Sunset Hills ES
  • Tarpon Springs ES
  • Tarpon Springs Fund ES
  • Tarpon Springs HS
  • Tarpon Springs MS
  • Tyrone MS
  • Walsingham ES
  • Westgate ES
  • Woodlawn ES

For more on our partnership with PCS, read here, here and here.

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