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Energy Management Department - Energy Star Criteria

The EPA energy performance rating system includes metrics that provide feedback on whether the energy goals are met and how to operate better performing buildings. Buildings that achieve an EPA rating of 75 or higher are eligible for the Energy Star label. By meeting the Energy Star criteria, Greenville County Schools is saving taxpayers about $21,000 per location per year in energy costs. The cost savings were immediate but the EPA required baseline data for a 12-month period before the schools were eligible to earn the Energy Star rating.