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Tempe UHSD Cuts Energy Use 20 Percent Through Conservation Partnership


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  • Joe​ Morris   |   Cenergistic

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Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) announces its partnership with Cenergistic, a national energy conservation company, has fueled a 20 percent drop in energy use, greatly cutting district dependence on fossil fuels since the program’s start in late 2014. The success of the partnership has drastically reduced TUHSD’s carbon footprint. The energy reduced during the course of the partnership equates to avoiding the carbon emissions produced by approximately 48.6 million miles. Additionally, six high schools were energy efficient enough to earn ENERGY STAR ® Building
Certification from the U.S. Department of Energy, placing them among the most energy-efficient buildings in the country.


To find opportunities to save money, district personnel work closely with Cenergistic engineers, experts and the Energy Specialist to audit and optimize energy-using systems across the organization to achieve peak
efficiency. The Energy Specialist tracks energy consumption at all campuses with state-of-the-art technology to identify waste and drive conservation.
During the COVID-19 shutdown, the Cenergistic Energy Specialist continued to audit district facilities for energy inefficiencies and ventilation issues, albeit more remotely. The results of the hundreds of audits during
district shutdown and since reopening have been a catalyst for further savings while ensuring healthier classrooms for students.


About Tempe UHSD

Nestled in the Greater Phoenix metropolitan area, the Tempe Union High School District (TUHSD) is located in Tempe, Arizona and serves approximately 14,000 students in six comprehensive high schools and one non-traditional high school. The District encompasses 162 square miles and serves the city of Tempe, the Town of Guadalupe, the Gila River Indian community, the Ahwatukee Foothills area of Phoenix and parts of Chandler.

About Cenergistic

Since 1986 Cenergistic has partnered with 1470+ educational, municipal government and healthcare organizations to achieve $5.8 billion in utility savings and cost avoidance. These strong results come from the application of Cenergistic’s organizational behavior-based strategies and are enhanced by our proprietary software platform to drive building and equipment optimization. Our energy conservation program reduces utility consumption by an average of 25% with no capital investment while maintaining or improving the comfort and quality of building environments. For more than a decade, Cenergistic has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year or Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence. To learn more, visit http://www.cenergistic.com/.