SCS Receives Sustained Excellence Award
Scott County Schools received the 2019 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence award this week in recognition of efforts to improve energy efficiency and reduce costs for the district.
“I applaud the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award Winners,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum. “Their innovation and leadership enhance America’s economic competitiveness. Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment.”
With concentrated effort on energy management, the district has reduced energy costs by more than $5 million since 2010. All schools in the district have earned the distinguished ENERGY STAR award for five consecutive years making Scott County the first in the state to achieve this milestone.
“I am proud of the efforts of our staff and students and thankful for the support of the Scott County Board of Education,” commented Superintendent Dr. Kevin Hub. “Together we have initiated important projects to save money, support conservation, and provide a safe learning environment in our schools.”
Scott County Schools utilizes state of the art technology in new construction projects, including the use of geothermal HVAC systems and automated HVAC controls. The district energy team educates students and staff about the importance of energy management and engages the community in energy savings initiatives. Student leaders take an active role in the energy management teams at their schools.
The ENERGY STAR program recognizes businesses and organizations that demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, and commitment to environmental protection through energy efficiency. Scott County Schools won the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Sustained Excellence award in both 2016 and 2018 and received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award in 2013 and 2015.
Board Member Diana Brooker accepted the
Energy Star Award on behalf of the Scott
County Board of Education
Monthly Management Package
Congratulations to Phoenix Horizon Community for winning the Jim McClanahan Energy Reduction April Challenge with a reduction of 48.7%. This was a HUGE energy reduction month for Scott County Schools as Royal Spring Middle School, Eastern Elementary, Garth Elementary, Northern Elementary, Stamping Ground Elementary, Western Elementary, Central Office, Scott County High School, Scott County Middle School, Elkhorn Crossing School, Lemons Mill Elementary, the SCHS Athletic Training Center, and the Preschool all had an energy reduction of over 20%!
Phoenix Horizon Community had a reduction in April of 48.7%!!!!
Scott County High School won the January, February, AND March Reduction Award!
Eastern Elementary School won the December Challenge with a reduction of 26%.
Eastern won the November Challenge with a reduction of 34%!
Stamping Ground Elementary bring home the October Banner!
Students from the Phoenix Horizon Community display the September Jim McClanahan Energy Reduction Banner!
Northern Elementary celebrated their return to energy dominance
with a pizza party!
Northern Elementary was the August 2019 Award Winners. Pictured above Ms. Elizabeth Cook and
the Northern Elementary Student Led Energy Team,
The Athletic Training Center won the April and May Jim McClanahan Energy Reduction Award.
March 2019 Royal Spring Middle School Energy Team Leader Sarah White, Principal John Noll. and RSMS
students were very intentional about addressing major changes to reduce energy usage at RSMS!!
February 2019 Cardinal Academy Educator Seth Jones and students proudly display the reduction banner!
January 2019 (L-R) Elizabeth Cook (Northern's Energy Reduction Faculty Representative, the Northern Elementary Student Energy Team, and Northern's Principal Rachelle Schjoll
Annual Energy Management Presentation 6/14/18
District Energy Committee Meeting 12/05/18
Congratulations to the following schools for receiving the Green Ribbon School Award: Georgetown Middle School, Northern Elementary, Royal Spring Middle School, Eastern Elementary, Stamping Ground Elementary and Garth Elementary.
Western's student led Energy Team enjoys a pizza party for winning the October Energy Reduction Award!