BUILDINGS Magazine Calls DMPS “A Grade Above the Rest”

What do the Empire State Building and Des Moines Public Schools have in common?

Both the iconic skyscraper in NYC and the largest school district in Iowa were featured in this month’s edition of Buildings magazine for ongoing work to manage facilities in the most efficient way possible.

Buildings highlights several of the tactics we take at Des Moines Public Schools to be more energy efficient and lower energy costs, such as the use of Portfolio Manager to monitor utility consumption at our 60+ schools and facilities. The magazine notes that DMPS spends an average of $111 per student on energy costs, $70 below the national average of $181.53 per student!

To read a copy of the Buildings article, click here or on the image to the right.

This is the second year in a row that Des Moines Public Schools has earned three major environmental and sustainability awards. In March, the school district repeated its recognition as Energy Star Partner of the Year by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. In April, the U.S. Department of Education presented DMPS with another Green Ribbon School award in recognition of district-wide environmental practices and curriculum programs. And in June DMPS earned its second Governor’s IowaEnvironmental Excellence Award.

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