Dysart Unified School District 89, AZ


Challenge Commitment
3Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity9%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)

The Dysart Unified School District No. 89 is one of the fastest growing school systems in Arizona and covers 140 square miles. Serving part of El Mirage, Glendale, Surprise, Youngstown and Maricopa County in the Northwest Valley, the District provides a high quality education to over 24,000 students. As a Better Buildings Challenge Partner, the Dysart Unified School District is committing to a 20% energy reduction goal by 2020 and will be working across 25 schools totaling 3 million square feet to improve energy efficiency. The District is in the process of a $1.4 million energy efficiency project to reduce electricity and water consumption across all facilities. The District has also partnered with the local utility company, APS, to reduce demand loads within a few hours’ notice the help reduce the need for rolling black outs.