ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that helps us save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2010 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 33 million cars — all while saving nearly $18 billion on utility bills.
The district's ENERGY STAR efforts have included data from our energy accounting program that shows us our Energy Use Intensity (EUI) for each of our facilities and the percentage at which they rank.
Our RCM Annual Report contains information relating to each of our facilities that provide the current rating, the percentage of energy usage changed from the baseline, total square footage, the date of the energy period, and eligibility for a national EPA ENERGY STAR rating.
By developing our national EPA Portfolio Manager, we discovered that we now have ten (10) eligible energy star candidates as a result of conservation measures that have been implemented over the past several years.
The Renton School District has been involved in the EPA’s ENERGY STAR program since 2001. In 2002, Bryn Mawr Elementary School and McKnight Middle School were awarded an ENERGY STAR for their efforts to make their buildings more energy efficient.