Energy Education Receives Highest U.S. EPA Honor, ENERGY STARĀ® Sustained Excellence Award

Dallas, TX, March 07, 2012 --( School Districts, Other Clients Reduce Carbon Footprint, Exceed $2.6 Billion in Energy Savings

For the second year in a row the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and United States Department of Energy (DOE) have awarded their highest honor, the ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award to Energy Education, Inc. in recognition of the company’s continued leadership in protecting the environment through superior energy conservation. Energy Education’s accomplishments will be recognized during an awards ceremony in Washington D.C. on March 15. The ceremony marks the 20th anniversary of ENERGY STAR.

In 26 years, Energy Education has worked with more than 1,200 educational, large church and health organizations nationwide in saving over $2.6 billion in utility costs. An ENERGY STAR partner since 2005, Energy Education received the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award in 2009 and 2010 and the Sustained Excellence Award in 2011.

“For more than a quarter of a century it has been Energy Education’s mission to help clients reach and sustain the highest level of energy conservation,” said Energy Education Chairman and Founder

Dr. William S. Spears. “Receiving the highest level of recognition from the United States Environmental Protection Agency is a validation of the efforts not only of every Energy Education team member, but that of hundreds of thousands of our client staff members who have done their part to save precious financial and environmental resources through behavioral energy conservation.”

Energy Education clients are some of the most energy efficient school districts in the nation. Throughout 2011, numerous Energy Education clients received significant ENERGY STAR recognition:

• Indiana school district Decatur County Community Schools became the nation’s first and only ENERGY STAR 60 Percent Leader in recognition of the district’s extraordinary achievement of reducing energy consumption district-wide by at least 60 percent.

• Loudoun County Public Schools, Ashburn, Virginia, received the 2012 Sustained Excellence Award as well as 2010 & 2011 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Awards.

• The University of New Mexico Hospital earned the ENERGY STAR, the only teaching hospital in the nation to attain multiple certifications.

• Oklahoma State University earned 11 ENERGY STAR Certifications in the Residence Hall/Dormitory category

• Over 840 Energy Education client buildings in the United States earned ENERGY STAR Certification in 2011.

• 61% of the total K-12 ENERGY STAR Top Performers are Energy Education clients.

• As of January 2012, 843 of the 1,605 K-12 school district ENERGY STAR Label recognitions in 2011 were for Energy Education clients.

“As we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the ENERGY STAR program, EPA is proud to recognize Energy Education with the 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award,” said EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson. “Energy Education and all our ENERGY STAR award winners are helping Americans find cost-effective ways to save energy in everything we do, which is good for our climate, our health, and our future.”

Energy Education

Energy Education’s innovative Transformational Energy Management® process enables client personnel to implement equipment optimization and organizational behavior change strategies that substantially reduce energy consumption without increasing utility budgets or requiring the purchase of new equipment. The program is funded solely and rapidly by the savings it generates, allowing clients to redirect saved energy dollars to other priorities. In 26 years, Energy Education has worked with more than 1,200 educational and health organizations nationwide, helping clients save over $2.6 billion in utility costs.


ENERGY STAR was introduced by the EPA and DOE in 1992 as a voluntary market-based partnership to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through increased energy efficiency. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary, ENERGY STAR ENERGY STAR offers businesses and consumers energy-efficient solutions to save energy, money and help protect the environment for future generations. About 20,000 organizations are ENERGY STAR partners committed to improving the energy efficiency of products, homes, buildings and businesses. For more information about ENERGY STAR, visit or call toll-free 1-888-STAR-YES (1-888-782-7937).

Energy Education
Mike Gullatt