Mansfield ISD is the only school district in Texas that earned the 2020 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award.
The Partner of the Year Award is given to entities that perform at a superior level of energy management and prove organization-wide energy savings. It is the highest level of recognition by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
The Sustained Excellence designation is given to organizations that have already received ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year recognition for a minimum of two consecutive years.
MISD received the Partner of the Year Award for seven straight years. The district has also earned more than 300 ENERGY STAR building certifications since 2006, more than any other school district in the state.
Since the start of the MISD Energy Management Program in 2012, MISD has saved more than $11 million in water, electricity and natural gas costs. The district’s conservation efforts have prevented carbon dioxide emissions by 41,760 metric tons, an amount equivalent to almost 8,700 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.
Only five other school districts in the country received a Partner of the Year Award this year. View more information about the honor here.