Kentucky School Advocate
Ron Willhite, director of KSBA’s School Energy Managers Project, led a recent webinar for state energy offices on best practices for Kentucky in K-12 school energy efficiency programs using ENERGY STAR tools and resources. The webinar was hosted by the National Association of State Energy Officials’ ENERGY STAR Task Force.
Willhite reviewed SEMP’s progress in helping boost the number of ENERGY STAR-certified schools in the state and in helping schools to save more than $68 million in cumulative avoided utility costs. He also explained the program’s sustainability and lessons learned in its six years of successful operation. Lee Colten of the state’s Department for Energy Development and Independence also participated in the webinar with Willhite.
It was the fourth installment of a five-part webinar series to educate state energy offices on the federal ENERGY STAR program.