The 2015-2016 school year marked another increase in energy savings in Calvert County Public Schools. We reduced electric consumption by 17.83% compared to our baseline year of 2007-2008.
Much of the savings is a result of the Energy Savings and Incentive Program. Inspired by the EmPOWER MD act passed in 2008, Calvert County Public Schools set an annual target to reduce energy consumption by 15%. This year, thanks to the efforts of our schools, we exceeded that goal by nearly 3%.
“The program is,” said Sheila Stevens, Energy and Environmental Specialist, “a great opportunity for our students to learn about the responsible use of resources and an incentive for our schools to conserve energy.”
The most energy efficient schools were:
1st Place (tie): Plum Point Middle and the Career and Technology Academy
3rd Place: Mutual Elementary
4th Place: Windy Hill Middle
5th Place: Calvert Country School
Patuxent High showed the highest one-year improvement, with a reduction of 15.97%.
The top-performing schools received a cash award that is funded through our rebate program with the Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative (SMECO) and Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE).