EPA Announces East Baton Rouge Parish School System Wins Energy Star Award

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EPA Announces East Baton Rouge Parish School System Wins Energy Star Award
210 organizations leading the way in support of America's clean energy transition

Dallas, Texas (May 9, 2022) The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region 6 and the Department of Energy are announcing the winners of the 2022 ENERGY STAR Awards. The East Baton Rouge Parish School System is the winner of the Energy Star Awards. This district has saved more than $1 million in 2021 and continues to develop and implement energy-saving measures.

"We know it's going to take all of us working together to tackle the climate crisis, and the 2022 ENERGY STAR award-winning partners are demonstrating what it takes to build a more sustainable future," said EPA Administrator Michael S. Regan. "These companies are showing once again that taking action in support of a clean energy economy can be good not only for the environment, but also for business and customers."

East Baton Rouge Parish Public School System is a public school district headquartered in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, United States. The district serves most of East Baton Rouge Parish; it contains 54 elementary schools, 16 middle schools, and 18 high schools. Since developing the energy management program in 1999, EBRPSS has made several key accomplishments such as achieving ENERGY STAR certification at two schools in 2020, was declared the winner of the EPA's Battle of the Buildings program and reduced total energy consumption by 33 percent.

For 30 years, ENERGY STAR has been America's resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. In 2020, energy savings from ENERGY STAR and its partners helped reduce U.S. electricity consumption by the equivalent of over 10 percent of total U.S. demand, while delivering emissions reductions equivalent to 5 percent of U.S. total greenhouse gas emissions.

Leading the way in delivering these results are award-winning partners that have demonstrated a commitment to energy efficiency through ENERGY STAR. More than 150 of these award winners are being recognized for their continued commitment, year after year, to energy efficiency through the program's highest honor: ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award. 

Read more about the 2022 ENERGY STAR Award Winners' achievements.

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 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 the Energy Star Homepage.

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