(SIOUX CITY, Iowa) — Twenty-one buildings from the Sioux City Community School District (SCCSD) have earned 2019 ENERGY STARs for superior energy performance. This is the 6th year schools from the District have earned an ENERGY STAR Certification, reflecting a legacy of continued energy savings. The honor is given by the federal government for superior performance in energy efficiency.
These energy star certifications are earned due to the efforts in putting in place by the District’s Energy Management program and supported by employees of the District. In the last four years, the District’s certifications have earned Sioux City recognition on the top 10 list of energy-efficient like-size communities.
The District’s partnership with Cenergistic, a national energy conservation company, is also pivotal to achieving the success of these certifications. The partnership has resulted in the District avoiding close to 30 percent of its expected utility costs to date. To find savings, District leaders and Cenergistic personnel collaborate to audit and optimize energy-using systems across the organization to achieve peak efficiency.
About Sioux City Community School District
Our purpose is to effectively utilize community resources to provide students the maximum opportunity for life success. We are committed to the development of each student’s individual skill sets to enhance knowledge, optimize potential, and build character through personal accountability.
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.