Brazosport schools have received national recognition for their efforts to reduce energy use and protect natural resources. That achievement was celebrated at a recent meeting of the Brazosport ISD Board of Trustees.
With Cenergistic’s assistance, 17 district schools earned ENERGY STAR certification for the first time in 2014, which provides them the distinction of being among the top 25 percent of the most energy efficient schools in the nation. The district ranks third in Texas for the most K-12 buildings to earn ENERGY STAR certification in 2014. The district also was featured in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR Certification Nation campaign held across the country this fall.
Jean Luppinacci, Chief, ENERGY STAR for Commercial Buildings and Industrial Plants for EPA, wrote a personal letter to Brazosport schools Superintendent Karin Holacka praising the district for its energy conservation accomplishments that will contribute to a better future built upon the more efficient use of energy resources. “Your work to improve the energy performance of the buildings in your portfolio helps to build that better future, and also serves as a model for other organizations to follow,” she wrote.
Photo caption: Representatives from Brazosport ISD schools attended the meeting to receive their school’s ENERGY STAR certificate. Holding the ceremonial check representing the net energy savings to the district from its energy conservation program are (from left to right): Energy Specialist Randy Whitten, Brazosport ISD Superintendent Karin Holacka, and Cenergistic consultant Dr. Leonard Merrell.