LISD Named Energy Star Partner of the Year for Third Straight Year
For the third straight year, Lewisville ISD has been named a recipient of the 2023 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
“Lewisville Independent School District is honored to be recognized by ENERGY STAR for the third year in a row for its ongoing efforts in reducing energy consumption,” Jason Hughes, LISD’s Executive Director of Facilities said. “Resource Stewardship is one of LISD’s four cornerstone’s that frame the vision for the district and that responsibility is taken very seriously. I am very proud of the efforts of the team and the program that has been created.”
LISD, which has been an ENERGY STAR partner since 2011, is home to 69 campuses, and has earned a total of 75 ENERGY STAR building certifications, indicating a commitment to efficient energy use. Considering utility costs make up a significant portion of a school district’s annual expenses, LISD strives to conserve energy wherever possible, helping direct more money to student learning.
Out of the thousands of entities who partner with ENERGY STAR, LISD is one of 223 organizations, and one of only seven school districts across the country, to receive an award this year.
“Lewisville ISD’s energy management team is proud of their partnership with ENERGY STAR,” said LISD Energy Manager, Anthony Scaparra, CEM. “We are honored that LISD was awarded as an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the third straight year. This award highlights our ongoing efforts to achieve energy efficiency and stewardship throughout the district. This recognition would not have been possible without the outstanding teamwork between all of LISD’s departments, staff, and students!”
Each year, the ENERGY STAR program honors a group of businesses and organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy achievements. ENERGY STAR award winners lead their industries in the production, sale, and adoption of energy-efficient products, homes, buildings, services, and strategies. These efforts are essential to fighting the climate crisis and protecting public health.
“As we accelerate historic efforts to address climate change, public-private partnerships will be essential to realizing the scale of our ambition,” said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. “I applaud this year’s ENERGY STAR award winners for working with EPA to deliver a clean energy future that saves American consumers and businesses money and creates jobs.”
Since forming the Energy Management Team in 2008, LISD has seen a double-digit reduction in energy consumption, resulting in more than $29.4 million in savings, $1.9 million of which came in 2022.
Winners are selected from a network of thousands of ENERGY STAR partners. For a complete list of 2023 winners and more information about ENERGY STAR’s awards program, visit energystar.gov/awardwinners.
About Lewisville ISD
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About ENERGY STAR
ENERGY STAR® is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500®—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped American families and businesses avoid more than $500 billion in energy costs and achieve more than 4 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions. More background information about ENERGY STAR’s impacts can be found at www.energystar.gov/impacts and state-level information can be found at www.energystar.gov/statefacts.