Garnet Valley School District: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)16%
Annual (2015)10%

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Garnet Valley School District's portfolio consists of 5 buildings and 800 thousand square feet. GVSD has improved energy performance by 16% from a 2013 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2026.  Energy savings have been achieved through a district-wide energy conservation program across all properties, including lighting, HVAC, digital controls, and building envelope. An energy education program provides hands on learning opportunities and involves the students in energy conservation measures.


Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy.  All five properties show efficiency gains of at least 10% and are targeted for more mechanical improvements in the next phase of the energy project.


Property-level energy performance metrics, including EUI and percent improvement to date, are critical to track progress over time and identify opportunities for additional energy savings. All school district properties have shown an increase in efficiency from the 2013 baseline year. The school district's goal is to further reduce energy use and shrink its carbon footprint with additional conservation work in its buildings.