USD 475 Receives Pacesetter Award

Geary County Schools USD Receives Cenergistic Pacesetter Award for Outstanding Cost Savings and Achievement in Energy Conservation Program

JUNCTION CITY, KAN. – Geary County Schools USD 475 received from Cenergistic today the Pacesetter Award for its outstanding cost savings within Cenergistic’s Energy Conservation Program, having reached a milestone of $2.2M in utility and energy cost avoidance.

The Pacesetter Award is for organizations that are “setting the pace” in energy savings for other organizations. It is awarded to districts achieving above-average cost avoidance, recognizing the support and cooperation of administration, faculty and staff. Geary County Schools USD 475 has achieved a 25% costs avoidance, totaling $2.2M, since partnering with Cenergistic.

This energy conservation is equivalent to removing 2,805 cars from the road for one year or 345,195 tree seedlings planted and grown for 10 years, as well as a savings of 13,463 metric tons of CO2.

“Reaching this level of savings is a significant achievement. Geary County Schools USD 475 has done an excellent job of implementing Cenergistic’s organizational behavior-based approach to energy conservation and maintaining productive efforts at all levels of the organization. The administration and all staff members are to be commended for clearly fulfilling their commitment to being good stewards of the organization’s energy dollars and the environment,” said Dr. William S. Spears, Chairman and Founder of Cenergistic.

The success of the program is a result of a teamwork throughout the district and officials thank principals, teachers, custodians, maintenance staff, and all students and staff for their support of the program.

The goal in partnering with Cenergistic in 2014 was to minimize energy consumption and costs in order to maximize funds for use in the classroom.


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