Pinellas schools save $33 million on energy use
September 5, 2020 - Pinellas County Schools has extended a partnership with Cenergistic, a nationwide sustainability company, for three years. Since partnering in 2015, the district said it has slashed its energy consumption by 28 percent since 2015, resulting in more than $33 million saved. The average cost per square foot to power Pinellas County Schools has gone from $1.43 in 2015 to $1.17 today, a news release said. The district has been recognized with more than 250 ENERGY STAR Building Certifications, recognition reserved for the top 25 percent of K-12 buildings nationwide, and also earned ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for two consecutive years.