In recognition of superior energy performance, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has awarded eight Lake Travis ISD campuses with the distinguished 'ENERGY STAR' designation for 2017.
According to the EPA, buildings that earn 'ENERGY STAR' certification use 35% less energy and generate 35% fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar buildings across the nation.
LTISD Superintendent of Schools Dr. Brad Lancaster and senior staff recently presented principals with 'Energy Star' plaques to be prominently displayed at their respective campuses.
"Thanks to planning and conservation efforts by both administration and school staff, these schools operate at peak function while also saving energy and money," said Wesley Perkins, LTISD Facility Resources, Compliance and Construction Manager. "In fact, between school years 2015-2016 and 2017-2018, electricity expenses decreased $261,589 and energy costs per square foot declined 20.3%, from $1.254 to $0.999. To put this into perspective, the district's electrical expenses declined more than enough to pay the annual cost of electricity for the new Bee Cave Middle School."