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Operations Work Earns Environmental Awards

Thursday, January 5th, 2017

Chart showing DMPS energy usage.Des Moines Public Schools invests in students everyday, while making sure to contribute to a sustainable environment for their future.

And so our Operations Department is no stranger to awards for great work in conserving energy.

To the right, a chart shows DMPS energy usage over the years, compared with the national average.

In addition to 41 of DMPS buildings using geothermal heating and cooling, these awards recognize just some of the district’s good work.

  • ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award Winner for 5 Consecutive Years
  • 3 Years as Sustained Excellence Winner
  • ENERGY STAR Climate Communicator Award Winner for 3 Consecutive Years
  • 95% of DMPS Eligible Buildings are ENERGY STAR Certified
  • EPA’s 2015 National Building Competition Top Finisher
    • High Schools Team – #5 Overall in Water Category
    • Six Buildings Reduced Water Consumption by Over 20%
    • Two Building Reduced Energy Consumption by Over 20%

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