The ENERGY STAR® program has been a tremendous success since its establishment by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in 1992. The ENERGY STAR program has provided the tools and knowledge for superior energy management within organizations. Using energy more efficiently avoids emissions from power plants, avoids the need for additional power plants, and reduces energy bills.
The EPA recognizes buildings that have reduced energy consumption compared to both a baseline year and national averages. To be eligible buildings must be in the top 25 percent of similar existing buildings and comply with HVAC and Indoor Air Quality standards adopted by the EPA.
The following Mansfield ISD buildings are the most recent to have met the required guidelines and were recognized by at the February School Board meeting for receiving the ENERGY STAR award:
- Alice Ponder Elementary School
- Annette Perry Elementary School
- Asa Low Intermediate School
- Glenn Harmon Elementary School
- James Coble Middle School
- Louise Cabaniss Elementary School
- Mary Jo Sheppard Elementary School
- Mary Lillard Intermediate School