100% of schools certified ENERGY STAR
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 23, 2017) — The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet today recognized the Henry County School District for earning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR certification in all of the district’s five school buildings.
Henry County became the 18th school district in Kentucky to have 100 percent of its schools certified ENERGY STAR. Schools are: Campbellsburg (ENERGY STAR score of 97), Eastern (99) and New Castle (88) elementary schools, Henry County Middle School (96) and Henry County High School (76).
Management of building operations and energy efficient geothermal heating and cooling systems, LED lighting and participation of student energy teams are credited for the schools earning the ENERGY STAR label.
Henry County Schools Superintendent Tim Abrams reported a district-wide energy savings of $686,882 since the district joined the Kentucky School Boards Association School Energy Management Project in 2010.
ENERGY STAR performance scale helps organizations assess how efficiently their building use energy relative to similar buildings nationwide. A building that scores a 75 or higher on EPA’s 1-100 scale may be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification.
Commercial buildings that earn ENERGY STAR certification use an average of 35 percent less energy than typical buildings.