Lake Stevens School District is one of only four schools in Washington State to be recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as an Energy Star Leader for building energy efficiency. They are among 210 organizations recognized as Energy Star Leaders in the Pacific Northwest which includes Alaska, Oregon, Idaho and Washington.
Many of these schools are well on the way to improving the energy efficiency of their building portfolios by 20 percent or more by 2020, the goal set by President Obama’s nationwide call to action to improve the energy performance in buildings.
To be eligible for ENERGY STAR Leaders recognition, organizations must track energy performance data using EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager Tool. They must also meet one of two energy efficiency improvement milestones: at least a 10 percent improvement in energy performance across their entire building portfolio, or their building portfolio on average, must perform in the top 25 percent of similar buildings nationwide. Organizations qualifying for the top 25 percent are additionally recognized as “Top Performers.”