Liberty County School District Setting the Pace for Savings back button

 Liberty County School District Head Custodians Garnette Pullam, Kelly Lowrey,Renee Baggett, and Michael Murphy accept a mock check from Mr. Craig Mesenbrink from Cynergistic  representing the funds saved by LCSD through the Cynergistic Energy Savings Program. In the background is the LCSD school board members and Superintendent Anderson.
Liberty County School District Head Custodians Garnette Pullam, Kelly Lowrey,Renee Baggett, and Michael Murphy accept a mock check from Mr. Craig Mesenbrink from Cynergistic representing the funds saved by LCSD through the Cynergistic Energy Savings Program. In the background is the LCSD school board members and Superintendent Anderson.
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Bristol, FL - Faculty and staff at Liberty County School District are leading the way for others while achieving big savings with energy-efficient behavior -and now those good habits are earning the organization national recognition.

Liberty County School District has achieved a 28 percent cost savings totaling $345,663 in 21 months since forming a strategic alliance with Cynergistic, a national energy conservation company, which will present its Energy Pacesetter Award during the board meeting February 11th. The Energy Pacesetter Award is for those stellar organizations that are "setting the pace" in energy savings for others. It is designated only for programs achieving above-average savings, recognizing the support and cooperation of administration, faculty and staff organization-wide.

"Reaching this level of savings at this stage of the program is a significant achievement. Liberty County School District has done an excellent job of implementing Cenergistic's organizational behavior-based approach to energy conservation and maintaining productive efforts at all levels of the organization.

The chief administrator and board, along with other administration, faculty and staff members are to be commended for clearly fulfilling their commitment to being good stewards of the taxpayers' money and the environment," said Dr. William S. Spears, CEO and Founder of Cenergistic.

"Strong support from Superintendent Anderson and the Board has created an atmosphere of cooperation that should continue to grow and ensure even greater success well into the future," Dr. Spears said.

"I am extremely pleased to present Liberty County School District with our Energy Pacesetter Award. The district joins a very committed, elite group of organizations across the country working hard to conserve energy so the dollars saved can be redirected to other needs," said Dr. Spears.  Superintendent Anderson said, “I applaud the work that our staff has done to provide the energy savings for our district. The dollars saved on energy conservation can be used for more productive initiatives with students in the classroom.”

A key benefit of the Cenergistic program is that all costs come out of the existing utility budget, with savings projected to more than pay for the program, as they have done for Liberty County School District. Additional savings can be redirected to other parts of the budget. Many organizations credit the program with helping keep personnel and programs that would otherwise have fallen victim to budget cuts -a very real concern with today's rising energy cost concerns.

Energy Specialist Mr. Timothy Davis tracks energy consumption -including electricity, water, sewer, natural gas and fuel oil - using energy-accounting software. He compares current energy use to a baseline period and calculates the amount of energy that would have been used had conservation and management practices not been implemented. By tracking consumption and analyzing energy use, he can quickly identify and correct areas that need immediate attention.

Cenergistic is a technology-powered, data-driven energy conservation company. Cenergistic helps organizations reduce consumption of electricity, natural gas, fuel oil and water. Its proven approach is built on a proprietary methodology, which optimizes clients' infrastructure, improves internal processes and changes behavior to ensure that savings endure. This approach empowers the average client to save 20 - 30% off expected utility bills. For the past five years, Cenergistic has earned national recognition from the United States Environmental Protection Agency, including the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award in 2011, 2012 and 2013.

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