What Do Successful Energy Conservation Solutions Look Like?
Organizations who partner with Cenergistic know we bring a unique flair to sustainability. So, what makes our energy conservation solutions so effective?
We’ve created a comprehensive approach to energy conservation:
- Our Energy Specialists are stationed within client organizations to maximize access to facilities
- Our team of experts, engineers specializing in facility management, provide broad expertise onsite to fix significant waste problems
- Our GreenX® software platform monitors facilities remotely, documents building audits, facilitates workflow routing of found issues, and simulates system or building changes to ensure our partners realize the most savings possible.
For Cenergistic partners looking to maximize their program’s effectiveness, consider how some clients have gone above and beyond our foundational program to find extra success and recognition.
For those learning about Cenergistic, find out how our services maximize dollar savings and set the stage for long-term conservation achievement.
Backed by the legitimacy of the U.S. Department of Energy, ENERGY STAR® recognizes the most efficient facilities in the country. Only facilities performing in the top 25 percent of their respective industries qualify for ENERGY STAR certification.
Two energy programs in particular stand out as juggernauts of ENERGY STAR victory. Fort Worth Independent School District (FWISD), Texas, and Pinellas County Schools, Florida, are massive mega-districts in two of the most populous states in the country. Through their partnership with Cenergistic, they combined for 186 certifications over the past year alone, and 475 overall.
But ENERGY STAR success is not limited to large organizations with hundreds of facilities. Atlantic City School District, New Jersey, an organization with just 11 schools, has seen eight of its schools gain ENERGY STAR Certification since partnering with Cenergistic.
In fact, overall more than 52% of all K-12 ENERGY STAR Certifications have been earned by buildings that first had a Cenergistic program.
While not as tangible as dollar savings or national recognition, establishing grassroots community support can also elevate energy conservation solutions into long-term movements.
In the case of Mansfield Independent School District, Texas, top-down organizational support further fueled stakeholder participation in the program — everyone in the organization learned how to play a part in energy conservation.
This prolonged buy-in from all levels of the school district has resulted in an environmentally conscious student body and a program that has maintained its level of conservation eight years after beginning its partnership with Cenergistic.
Already earning a number of ENERGY STAR Certification, after partnering with Cenergistic, Mansfield ISD cut its energy consumption an additional 20 percent, earning ENERGY STAR Top Performer status. The district has gone on to earn ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for 2014 and 2015, as well as the Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020.
Think Outside the Box
Sometimes decisions made as temporary energy conservation solutions become effective enough to morph into permanent strategy. During the summer of 2019, Fort Worth ISD began limiting its summer work weeks to only four days.
Over the course of the summer, the district avoided the use of over 2.3 million Kilowatt hours of electricity — the same amount of energy that could charge over 207 million smartphones. The savings from this initiative was so successful that Fort Worth ISD plans to continue to implement a four-day summer work week in the future.
A top-tier energy management program goes beyond mechanical optimization and addresses all utilities. Natural gas and water consumption also impact the utility budget.
The Energy Specialists at Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD), California, have gone above and beyond the scope of their Cenergistic training, gaining certification as Qualified Water Efficient Landscapers. The additional skills they gained from this training have resulted in MVUSD cutting its water-related expenses by 28 percent since partnering with Cenergistic — a significant achievement in Southern California, where water costs have risen dramatically following years of drought.
Cenergistic’s rigorous and comprehensive monitoring of facilities paid major dividends for Northwest Florida State College (NWFSC). Through multiple energy audits across all facilities, the Energy Specialists came to realize NWFSC ran its heating systems year-round. After devising a plan to minimize the use of these heating systems, NWFSC decreased natural gas consumption by a whopping 62 percent.
As energy conservation habits have progressed across the NWFSC community, Cenergistic personnel have coordinated with college staff and contractors to take the next step: maximizing campus energy efficiency. Facility equipment upgrades, optimizing automated building controls and increased productivity have placed NWFSC in a position to go from a major energy waster to a leader in sustainability among its peers.
Energy Conservation Solutions Tailored to Your Needs
Every energy program requires two major factors to succeed — organizational buy-in and an approach both proven yet customized for the unique needs of the organization. Cenergistic has over 30 years facilitating the former and executing on the latter — without sacrificing budget or comfort.
If you’re interested in learning more about how Cenergistic delivers utility savings and much more, contact us today by visiting Cenergistic online or calling 1-855-798-7779.