Latest Energy Star Scores:
Crittenden-Mt. Zion Elementary -- 38
Dry Ridge Elementary -- 44
Mason-Corinth Elementary -- 49
Sherman Elementary -- 88
Grant County Middle School -- 48
Grant County High School -- 68
Schools must have a minimum of 5000 sq ft, one full year of data and have an Energy Star Score of 75 for an award.
District Energy News
On May 13, 2013, Sherman Elementary School was recognized by
the Kentucky Energy and Environment cabinet and the Environmental Protection
Agency for earning the prestigious ENERGY STAR, a national symbol for
protecting the environment through superior energy performance. The Energy Star Certificate was presented to Ms. Baker, Ms. McCain, and the school’s Energy Team during an assembly.
Throughout the past three years, the school has undergone operational and mechanical changes to improve the school’s energy efficiency. Students and staff played an integral part in the school’s efficiency and sustainability programs.
Three years ago the school had an Energy Star score of 40. Today that score is in the 80’s. The school has reduced its energy consumption by more than 30%, and saved the district more than $20,000 annually during a time when energy costs have risen.
According to the U.S. EPA website, a building must receive 75 out of 100 points in the EPA’s national energy-performance rating system, which places this facility in the top 25% of all comparable buildings.
Summer temperature setbacks are a great way to start the new fiscal year by saving both energy and dollars.