Conservation in an Age of Social Distancing: The Top Cenergistic Industry Insights of 2020

Despite a pandemic-altered schedule, Cenergistic blogs continued to roll out amid a tumultuous 2020, providing critical insights and celebrating program successes. Our clients also earned valuable press coverage for conserving energy and saving taxpayer dollars while operating healthier buildings. We highlight a year’s worth of exciting content.


(Related: 2020 Rewind: The Fuel Normal)


Industry Insight Stories


Client Press

  • Texas

  • South

    • Northwest Florida State College has saved $6 million and cut energy use 67 percent (!!!!!), a program so successful the story got picked up in University Business
    • Over 90 campuses in Pinellas County Schools (FL) received ENERGY STAR certifications, success on such a significant level that the district was named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for the second year in a row. PCS has had such a remarkable program they renewed our partnership an additional three years
    • Rockingham County Schools (NC) renewed their program at the beginning of the year, and recognized Gene Kelley, their Cenergistic Energy Specialist, as instrumental to program success
    • Florida was full of renewals this year, and The School Board of Highlands County joined the movement after saving $1.8 million in taxpayer dollars
    • Alachua County Government (FL) recently began its conservation program, expected to save $1.6 million
    • Cherokee County Schools (AL) also renewed this year, a wildly successful program that has saved $1.7 million and cut energy use 55 percent
  • Mid-Atlantic

    • Just one year into their partnership, Piscataway Township Schools (NJ) cut energy use 30 percent and coordinated program buy-in across all levels of the organization
    • Thomas Van Wert, the Cenergistic Energy Specialist at Iona College (NY), sat down with The Ionian to build awareness for the program among the student body
    • The program at Paramus Public Schools (NJ) likewise cut energy use 30 percent over its first year, and its Energy Specialist ensured buildings were prepared to safely receive students
  • Midwest

    • Indianapolis Public Schools had a busy year when it came to energy conservation. Back in 2016, the district signed onto the Better Buildings Challenge, a commitment to reduce organization-wide consumption 20 percent over 10 years. After partnering with Cenergistic in 2018, IPS completed the requirements a full seven years early and received recognition from the Department of Energy this year
    • Sioux City Community School District (IA) earned 21 ENERGY STAR certifications, and the district has avoided close to 30 percent of expected utility costs since its partnership began, saving valuable taxpayer dollars while earning national recognition
    • The impact of Rochester Public Schools’ (MN) energy reduction equates to avoiding 17 million miles of automobile travel, enough to circle the globe 700 times
  • Great Plains

    • The University of Tulsa (OK) incorporated the Cenergistic program within a larger sustainability framework, the results of which cut campus-wide electricity use by over 2 million kilowatt hours in 2019
    • Early on in the pandemic, David Wert, the Energy Specialist for USD 475 (Geary County Schools, KS) used his personal time to create face masks with his 3D printer and distribute to first responders
    • Enid Public Schools (OK), a client for over 30 years (!!!) celebrated a commitment to environmental stewardship that has lasted since the George H. W. Bush administration
    • The success of the energy program at Bartlesville Public Schools (OK) surpassed leadership’s expectations after its first year
    • The program at Broken Arrow Public Schools (OK) received coverage from the local Fox station for years of ENERGY STAR success
  • West of El Paso

    • El Dorado Union HSD (CA) cut energy use 18 percent and saved $400,000 over its first 18 months
    • Nebo School District (UT) received our Energy Excellence Award after posting a double-27: 27 percent savings and 27 percent energy reduction


If you’re interested in an energy management program that could provide positive news, significant savings and healthier, more efficient buildings for your organization, contact Cenergistic today at 1-855-798-7779 or visit


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