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                              Marana schools earn national recognition

2015-2016 school year:  All 16 schools earned the prestigious U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ENERGY STAR Certification, a recognition presented to the most energy efficient buildings in the country.This number represents the largest number of buildings certified within a single organization in Arizona over the past five years.

Much like an appliance in the home earns the ENERGY STAR certification; buildings are also awarded certification for energy efficiency. Buildings that earn EPA’s ENERGY STAR have met strict energy performance standards, use 35 percent less energy, and generate 35 percent fewer greenhouse gas emission than similar buildings across the nation.  

               District Employees Are Saving Money...Over $1,000,000! 

The Marana Unified School District embraces energy conservation and believes it is their responsibility to ensure that every reasonable effort is made to conserve energy and natural resources while exercising sound financial management


partner web.jpgIn the fall of 2013 District Administration and Governing Board members took a proactive step in good stewardship of budgeted funds and energy by embarking on a comprehensive energy conservation and management program with Cenergistic. Cenergistic’s award-winning energy conservation programs have saved more than $3.2 billion for educational, healthcare and ministerial organizations across the nation. Their powerful, proven program turns recommendations into real savings, changing behavior by reducing consumption of electricity, natural gas, fuel oil and water.

As of September 2016, the District has saved 
over $1,000,000. This equates to 1,011 passenger cars not driven for one year or planting 124,451 tree seedlings for 10 years!

                              Risk Free - No Increase to Budget - No New Equipment

This comprehensive, rigorous energy conservation and management program is sustainable and will save significant money during challenging economic times while doing something positive for the environment. This is not a short-term “green project.”

The illustration above depicts the significant reduction in energy consumption in comparison to previous years. 

Every dollar not spent on energy is a dollar saved for education.

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In 2014 the Marana Unified School District received the TEP BrightEE award for their outstanding commitment to energy efficiency. A variety of energy efficiency measures included the installation of compact fluorescent lamps, delamping of existing fixtures, installation of LED exit signs, and installation of new premium T8 lamps and T5 fixtures. Additionally, two new water-cooled chillers were installed along with variable speed drives on motors.