|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
We are getting a little bit of a slow start with our Green Team. The Barren County Middle School team is still in the process of putting together their team. Mr. Davis has completed energy checks for the month of September. Also, Mrs. Gardner and Dr. Shipley are working with students during the day to collect recyclables. We are providing incentives for students to recycle as well. Look for more to come for the October report.
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.
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!
Barren County Youth Services Center
Barren County Trojan Academy
Barren County Middle School
Barren County High School
Temple Hill Energy Team
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