In Focus:

Energy in Focus offers monthly activities for Teachers and Students to take actionable steps to save energy. The activities, videos and checklists empower users to become Energy Advocates in their classroom and school building.

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EPA Recognizes KCSD with 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized the Kenton County School District with a 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for its continued leadership in protecting our environment through superior energy efficiency achievements. KCSD’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 13, 2016.

KCSD, an ENERGY STAR partner since 2006, will be honored for its long-term commitment to energy efficiency. KCSD educates more than 14,000 students across 1.7 million square feet of space. The district continues to make great strides in energy efficiency through committing to ongoing energy management, investing in energy efficient new construction, involving students in energy efficiency initiatives, and adopting new technology. Other school districts from across Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and North Carolina have modeled their energy programs after KCSD’s successful energy management approach, and many have adopted its E=WISE2 student program. KCSD is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its significant commitment to building and operating energy efficient schools and for using ENERGY STAR tools and resources as a central component of its energy program.

“The Kenton County School District truly values our partnership with ENERGY STAR,” said Dr. Terri Cox-Cruey, Superintendent. ”It’s exciting to see the impact we’ve made, and we remain committed to continuing our work to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect the environment.” Since its inception in 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners have helped prevent a total of more than 2.4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions. In 2014 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners provided more than $11 billion in societal benefits due to reducing damages from climate change. “By continued collaboration with ENERGY STAR, the Kenton County School District is helping Americans save money, save energy, and do their part to reduce our nation’s greenhouse gas emissions that exacerbate climate change,” said EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy. “I’m proud to recognize KCSD with the highest form of ENERGY STAR recognition, as the winner of the 2016 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. KCSD demonstrates a strong commitment to energy efficiency and to preserving a healthy planet for future generations.”

The 2016 Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Awards are given to a variety of organizations to recognize their contributions to reducing harmful carbon pollution through superior energy efficiency efforts. These awards recognize ongoing leadership across the ENERGY STAR program, including energy-efficient products, services, new homes, and buildings in the commercial, industrial, and public sectors.

For a complete list of 2016 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit

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School Districts Empower Energy Advocates. We Can Make a Difference!

And it can be easy. And educational. And fun!

Energy conservation is trending. From individuals to businesses, right up to our government, it’s apparent that we must be smart with our energy consumption—our environment and economy depend upon it. And with as much as 30% of a school building’s total energy use going to waste, that means there’s a lot we can do to help.

Schools seek to do just that by empowering the student body, as well as faculty and staff, to become ENERGY ADVOCATES. This allows us, as building OCCUPANTS, to support building CARETAKERS in their quest to make a building more energy-efficient.

Within each month’s Energy Focus, conservation tips and tools will be presented to let students know how to recognize and prevent energy waste.

Each month we’ll learn of something new to seek out. From lighting to HVAC, from plug load to break shutdowns, everyone can work together toward a more efficient school building.

Let’s discover the STARs within us and advocate for better energy use!

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