Congrats to Top 10 Kentucky schools for improved energy efficiency; 2018 Battle of the School Buildings process underway

Kentucky’s Battle of the School Buildings competition was announced in October 2015, designed to give recognition to schools for succeeding with energy efficiency efforts. A total of 131 schools across
Kentucky joined the competition and 45 of those schools were successful in reducing energy consumption in calendar year 2016, compared with calendar year 2015.

The 2017 winner of the competition was Southside Elementary School in Woodford County, with a 24.68 percent reduction. Two other schools were recognized as first and second runners-up, as they reduced energy consumption by 20 percent or more. Those two were Bourbon Central Elementary, with a 24.51 percent reduction, and Northside Elementary (Woodford), with a 22.73 percent reduction.

The Top Ten included:

Place                                 School District    Percent Reduction
1 Southside Elementary   Woodford Co   24.68%
2 Bourbon County Central Elementary   Bourbon Co   24.51%
3 Northside Elementary   Woodford Co   22.73%
4 Fairview Elementary School    Fairview Independent    19.80%
5 South Irvine P/K Center   Estill Co     14.40%
6 Garth Elementary          Scott Co         13.73%
7 Straub Elementary School    Mason Co    12.88%
8 Bourbon County Preschool Head Start    Bourbon Co    12.07%
9 Estill County Middle School    Estill Co    10.42%
10 Safe Harbor                 Woodford Co     9.55%

Check out the results for all 45 schools here.

The KSBA-SEMP team encourages you to consider enrolling one OR all of your schools in the next competition that will compare energy use in 2017 with 2016. Your district is already tracking energy consumption, so it is fairly easy to enter or upload the data. The competition form may be obtained here.

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