For superior energy efficiency achievements
FRANKFORT, Ky. (April 9, 2015) — Gov. Steve Beshear today announced four Kentucky organizations received the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awards for 2015.
Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America Inc., Kenton County Schools, Scott County Schools and the Kentucky School Boards Association earned the distinction for outstanding contributions to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by delivering information and services to Kentuckians to increase energy efficiency.
ENERGY STAR awards acknowledge leading companies and organizations for superior energy efficiency achievements. Partner of the Year award winners are selected from the 16,000 organizations that participate in the ENERGY STAR program. Kentucky is among 33 states representing 128 recognized partners nationwide.
Kenton County Schools and Toyota are recipients of the EPA’s highest Sustained Excellence Award for Continued, Exceptional Leadership in the ENERGY STAR program and superior energy efficiency.
As a result of two previous ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year awards, Kenton schools achieved the Sustained Excellence Award.
The Kentucky School Boards Association earned the 2015 Partner of the Year award for Energy Efficiency Program Delivery of the School Energy Managers Project (SEMP). This is the second year KSBA has been recognized for its assistance to Kentucky public school districts in reducing energy costs and increasing energy efficiency in district buildings.
Scott County Public Schools is also a second-year recipient of the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for its effective use of ENERGY STAR tools and resources in its energy management plan.