Energy Management & Conservation

What Are You Doing to Save Energy?
June 2017-1

School Energy Managers Project

The School Energy Managers Project (SEMP) was formed within Kentucky School Boards Association in 2010 to help school districts comply with KRS 160.325, which was enacted “in an effort to reduce rising energy costs that are straining school budgets.” The mission of SEMP is to put professionally trained energy managers into schools.Where school district sizes are small, partnerships are formed across district boundaries to share an energy manager.

As a result of these efforts and the efforts of Kentucky’s 173 public school districts, energy is being used more efficiently today than in fiscal year 2010. The statewide Energy Utilization Index has dropped from 65 kBtu/sf/yr* to below 58 kBtu/sf/yr* during a time when the area of conditioned space has grown dramatically.

KSBA has been recognized nationally as ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2014, 2015 and 2016 for Energy Program Delivery. This recognition is for district assistance with energy related projects and uncovering ways to cut costs and increase energy efficiency.

* kBtu/sf/yr is the amount of energy consumed, measured in thousands of British Thermal Units (KBTU), and divided by the gross conditioned area in square feet.



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Meet our Barren County Schools Green Teams 2016-2017


BCMS Green Team

BCMS Students celebrate Earth Day with a campus clean-up!

BCMS Earth Day Clean-up

Earth Day 2017 BCMS

Earth Day BCMS

Earth Day 2017 BCMS

Red Cross Mustang Corral Green Team

North Jackson Elementary School Green Team

These photos are of our Green Team club members cleaning up our school grounds and emptying class recycle bins.

N.J. 2 boys at dumpter

N.J. 2 boys breaking down boxes

N.J. 3 boys with recycle drums

N.J. girl sorting paper

N.J. green team teachers

Large group of N.J. students picking up trash

N.J. students on grounds

N.J. boy at dumpster

N.J. Teacher with trash

Barren County High School Green Team Tip of the Month


Happy Friday dear folks,

Our Green Team wants to continue to encourage everyone to do something to help our planet by reducing, reusing, or recycling. 

Green Tip for this month: As the New Year begins look for ways to save energy. 

Please remember to turn off computers, monitors, printers, and adjust thermostats where possible as you leave today.

Thank you for thinking Green!


Brenda Chaney

Barren County Youth Services Center


Phone: 629-5509

Barren County Trojan Academy

Barren County Middle School

Barren County High School



Temple Hill Energy Team

The Coal Story


STLP Partcipation in America Recycles Week 2016




United Stated Environmental Protection Agency

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