Phoenix Union Earns Energy Star Certification at 15 schools

Posted by Communications at 9/14/2017

You have probably seen the Energy Star logo on appliances, but buildings can also earn Energy Star certification.     Energy Star is a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency voluntary program that helps businesses and individuals save money and protect our climate through superior energy efficiency. 

Certified buildings save energy, save money, and help protect the environment by generating fewer greenhouse gas emission than typical buildings.  Through the District’s energy management practices, Phoenix Union has earned Energy Star Certification at 15 schools.

To be eligible for Energy Star certification, a building must earn an Energy Star score of 75 or higher, indicating that it performs better than at least 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide. 

For the second year in a row, all eligible Phoenix Union campuses have attained the designation as an Energy Star certified building. 

At the September 7 governing board meeting, Cenergistic, a company that specializes in organizational behavior-based energy conservation that has partnered with Phoenix Union, presented a plaque to the District and recognized each school’s principal and campus facility supervisor with the Energy Star certification.

 Of the 15 schools (new schools Linda Abril and Coding were not yet rated) 10 scored 92 or above, meaning more efficient than 92% of similar education institutions.    South Mountain and Betty Fairfax topped the list at 97, Alhambra, Metro Tech, Trevor Browne and Desiderata had 96, Camelback and Carl Hayden, 95, Bostrom, 94 and Maryvale, 92.