We are conscientious and steadfast in our mission to minimize SBCUSD’s environmental footprint. Beginning 2021, the district is transitioning to 100% renewable energy and every district facility will be powered by clean energy by 2024. SBCUSD’s investment is expected to save 60 million dollars over 30 years providing additional funding for students, campus facilities and classrooms. The transition speaks to our commitment to help our schools and facilities operate at peak performance. As a result, we have been recognized at the Green California Schools Summit.
Our district has reduced energy use by 30%.
We have also reduced water use by 20-25%.
More than 68 District buildings have Green Building Energy Star Certifications.
We are guided by progressive state policies like the California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Proposition 39) to make energy-efficient upgrades like the installation of LED lighting and new HVAC units, Smart Solar Projects to add Photovoltaic paneled carports at schools and we are Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) verified. In addition, we aggressively pursue grants that allow us to make High Performance Incentive (HPI) improvements.
The district is committed to building a culture of eco-friendliness that inspires good green behaviors to support districtwide efforts to protect our facilities – and the planet.