Mansfield ISD Magazine Summer 2018 - Page 15

Mansfield ISD Earns Fifth Consecutive ENERGY STAR Award M ansfield ISD has once again been named a winner of the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award. MISD is the only school district in Texas and one of six school districts in the nation to earn the distinction this year. This marks the fifth straight year the district has won the award. The Partner of the Year Award is the highest level of recognition by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The award is given to organizations that perform at a superior level of energy management and prove organization- wide energy savings. The ENERGY STAR awards ceremony took place on April 20 in Washington, D.C. Since the start of the MISD Energy Management Program in 2012, the district has saved nearly $9 million in water, electricity and natural gas costs. The district’s conservation efforts have also prevented carbon dioxide emissions by 33,450 metric tons, an amount equivalent to almost 7,000 cars being driven for a full year. In addition, the MISD Energy Management Program educates students and families about the importance of turning off lights, closing doors and turning off water to promote conservation and sustainability. Congratulations, Seniors! The Mansfield ISD Class of 2018 earned more than $32 million in scholarship money! For details, visit 13