Rising concerns over environmental issues, high energy costs, and limited resources have prompted the District to take action. A new emphasis is being placed on conserving energy and protecting the environment by the District's formation of an Energy Council.
Methods utilized to accomplish district goals include:
Ultimately, the goals include decreasing consumption of natural gas and electricity by 10% from the baseline period of FY 2007, and working toward earning the EPA "Energy Star" rating for all the District facilities.
On April 28, 2008 the District became and Energy Star Partner by signing an agreement with Energy Star.
The district has nine buildings that can Qualify for an Energy Star Rating and four buildings will be recognized. The buildings are CCHS. CCMS, GPHS, and Harrison K-8. The process for the application includes an audit by an engineer. If the audit is passed the building will receive the Energy Star Rating.