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FISD Schools Knock Thousands Off District's Energy Bills

Jun 22, 2017

Frisco ISD is proud to announce the campus winners of the second round of an energy-savings competition designed to encourage staff and students to develop smart habits when it comes to electricity.

Combined, the two contests saved the District more than $600,000 compared to costs the previous school year, despite having four additional campuses.

As an incentive for their efforts, schools were split into divisions to compete to see which campuses could save the most energy. The top three winners in each division received cash prizes, funded by savings from reduced electrical bills.

First place schools received $2,000; second place, $1,000 and third place $500. The prizes were awarded to schools’ activity fund, which principals may use for various campus needs, events and programs.

“Utilities are second only to staff salaries in terms of maintenance and operations spending,” said Frisco ISD Energy Management Director George Radtke. “Prizes for the winning campuses are just a small investment to encourage a much larger pay-off. Combined, many minor changes across the District add up to big savings.”

The winners for the spring competition, hosted between March and May, are as follows:

Elementary School Divisions

Ashley – 1st Place
Isbell – 2nd Place
Pink – 3rd Place

Purefoy – 1st Place
Robertson – 2nd Place
Sonntag – 3rd Place

Norris – 1st Place
Comstock – 2nd Place
Scott – 3rd Place

Middle School Divisions

Clark – 1st Place
Wester – 2nd Place
Trent – 3rd Place

Pioneer Heritage – 1st Place
Student Opportunity Center – 2nd Place
Nelson – 3rd Place

High School Division

Frisco – 1st Place
Centennial – 2nd Place
Career and Technical Education Center – 3rd Place

FISD schools will compete again next year with similar prizes. Radtke hopes the effort will save at least a similar amount, if not much more.

Energy consumption for every FISD campus can be found by visiting the FISD Building Dashboard.

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