Congratulations to Platte County School District for receiving ENERGY STAR Awards on five of their schools. The school district was able to capitalize on their recent energy program with us to receive the ENERGY STAR certification on Pathfinder Elementary, Siegrist Elementary, Compass Elementary, Platte City Middle School, and Barry School.
Most people are familiar with the little blue ENERGY STAR mark on appliances and other products, but the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) also uses the program to certify buildings that are energy efficient. And, yes, they get an actual blue ENERGY STAR mark that they can display in a prominent location in their building.
The EPA has 21 building categories that can be used to rate how energy efficient a building is compared to all the other buildings of that type across the United States. A score of 50 is typical for most buildings and means that your building is only average in energy efficiency. A score of 25 means that your building is not very energy efficient and only better than 25% of all building of the same type nationwide. A building must receive a score of 75 or better to be ENERGY STAR certified.
Platte County School District has received ENERGY STAR certification on five of its schools, which is a HUGE achievement by itself. But they also have two schools, Siegrist Elementary and Barry School, which received scores above 95. That means that these two buildings are more energy efficient that 95 percent of all the schools of the same type in the whole United States!
Way to go Platte County School District!
Click here for more information on the EPA’s ENERGY STAR for buildings