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Entergy Texas helps Stockton Junior High earn ENERGY STAR® 100 Certification
The company’s energy efficiency program helped save the school money and energy, making it the highest rated energy-efficient school in the state of Texas this year
To help keep power affordable for businesses of all sizes, Entergy Texas offers programs that allow customers to save energy and money by reducing the up-front cost of energy efficiency upgrades.
The company’s Commercial Solutions program, which falls under the broader Entergy Solutions program, recently helped Stockton Junior High achieve an energy efficiency score of 100 through ENERGY STAR. According to the ENERGY STAR database, Stockton Junior High, which is in the Conroe Independent School District, is the highest certified school within the Entergy Texas service area and the highest rated ENERGY STAR school in the state for 2023.
“We are thrilled to celebrate saving taxpayer dollars and energy through this program,” said Chris McCord, Assistant Superintendent of Operations. “We are eager to look for more ways to efficiently run our building systems."
ENERGY STAR is a certification program developed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that delivers environmental benefits and financial value through energy efficiency. ENERGY STAR certified buildings save energy, save money, and help protect the environment by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical buildings.
To be eligible for ENERGY STAR certification, a building must earn an ENERGY STAR score of 75 or higher on EPA’s 1 – 100 scale, indicating that it performs better than at least 75 percent of similar buildings nationwide. Stockton Junior High installed ENERGY STAR certified products and equipment, such as LED lights, high-efficiency kitchen equipment for the cafeteria, new HVAC equipment and a solar array. Entergy Texas provided over $30,762 in incentives to help cover the project costs.
According to EPA calculations, the upgrades and new equipment are estimated to reduce the school’s annual energy use by over 617,338 kWh. To better understand the impact of the school’s energy efficiency efforts, the reduction is equivalent to 49,229 gallons of gasoline consumed, 97 gasoline-powered passenger vehicles driven for one year, electricity from 85 homes for one year and 53,218,247 smartphones charged for one year. To learn more about how to make your home or business more energy efficient, visit www.entergytexas.com/energy_efficiency.