Nebo School District received notification that 40 of its buildings have earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Certification. One-hundred percent of Nebo eligible facilities received this national recognition. Nebo has the second most ENERGY STAR certified buildings of any school district in Utah. (The other school district has more buildings.)
To qualify for ENERGY STAR Building Certification, a building must score in the top 25 percent based on the EPA’s National Energy Performance Rating System. This recognition is presented to the most energy efficient buildings in the country.
“We are extremely pleased to receive this recognition from ENERGY STAR,” said Nebo School District Superintendent Mr. Rick Nielsen. “Our energy conservation efforts are saving taxpayer dollars while also helping protect our local environment. Since we began partnering with Cenergistic on a serious energy conservation program, Nebo’s certified buildings use approximately 35 percent less energy, cause 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions, and are less expensive to operate than our peers–all without sacrifices in performance or comfort.”
Nebo School District buildings which earned the ENERGY STAR Certification include:
Apple Valley Elementary, Art City Elementary, Barnett Elementary, Brookside Elementary, Canyon Elementary, Cherry Creek Elementary, Diamond Fork Junior High, East Meadows Elementary, Foothills Elementary, Goshen Elementary, Hobble Creek Elementary, Larsen Elementary, Maple Mountain High, Maple Ridge Elementary, Mapleton Elementary, Mapleton Junior High, Meadow Brook Elementary, Mt. Loafer Elementary, Mt. Nebo Junior High, Orchard Hills Elementary, Park Elementary, Park View Elementary, Payson High, Payson Junior High, Rees Elementary, Riverview Elementary, Sage Creek Elementary, Salem Hills High, Salem Junior High, Santaquin Elementary, Sierra Bonita Elementary, Spanish Fork Junior High, Spanish Oaks Elementary, Spring Lake Elementary, Springville High, Springville Junior High, Taylor Elementary, Valley View Middle, Westside Elementary, and Wilson Elementary.
The cost of utilities is the second largest budget line-item for Nebo School District, and the prices for electricity, natural gas, and water have been steadily increasing. To combat these rising energy and utility costs, Nebo School District entered into a partnership with Cenergistic to implement a comprehensive organizational behavior-driven energy conservation program throughout all its buildings and campuses. Since the program was first implemented, Nebo School District has seen a tremendous reduction in energy use.
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