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Energy Program Saves 29 Percent — More than $1 M — for Johnston Schools

Posted September 24, 2012 in Community Web Exclusives, Johnston

Johnston, IowaJohnston Community School District has completed four years of its energy conservation partnership with Energy Education with a 29 percent savings totaling $1,182,130.00

Since starting the Energy Education Transformational Energy Management program four years ago, Johnston Community School District has reduced energy consumption by 29 percent, resulting in a savings of $1,182,130. In 2011, Johnston set the tone for excellence by receiving the Energy Pacesetter Award from Energy Education.

“Johnston Community School District has successfully implemented Energy Education’s organizational behavior-based approach to energy conservation. The buildings and grounds leadership, along with other administration, faculty and staff members deserve recognition for their commitment to being good stewards of taxpayers’ dollars and the environment,” said Dr. William S. Spears, Chairman and Founder of Energy Education.

While Johnston schools have finished the paid contract term of its program and no longer share savings with Energy Education, the company’s service to the school district will continue on an as-needed basis to help ensure that the program continues to achieve considerable savings. Energy Education consultants will continue to work with district personnel on conservation techniques and data analysis as requested, providing ongoing training and support free of charge.

“Our partnership with Energy Education has been tremendously beneficial,” said Tim Kline, Director of Buildings and Grounds for Johnston Community School District. “The company’s expertise, training, and support has completely changed our culture from one of unintentional energy waste to intentional energy savings. As a result we have saved money by reducing consumption and we have demonstrated good stewardship of the environment. We have a new culture that will benefit Johnston students and schools for years to come.”

Energy Education’s innovative Transformational Energy Management® process trains client personnel to implement behavioral and organizational change that substantially reduces energy consumption without the purchase of new equipment. The program is funded solely and rapidly by the savings it generates, allowing clients to reserve saved energy dollars for other priorities. Energy Education earned the 2011 and 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award from the United States Environmental Protection Agency and was named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 2009 and 2010. In 26 years, the company has worked with more than 1,200 educational and ministerial organizations, helping clients save over $2.8 billion in utility costs.

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