Huntsville City School District

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Challenge Commitment
5.3Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity1%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)

The Huntsville City School District is comprised of 40 school buildings, an educational television station, and a host of administrative and maintenance facilities.  The School district serves over 23,000 students and employs over 1,700 teachers.  In 2011, the district developed the Energy Master Plan to address a $20 million dollar deficit, the largest of any school district in the state of Alabama.  As a result of the plan’s implementation, Huntsville successfully balanced the budget and established itself as one of the most efficient K-12 school districts in the country. 

Huntsville City School District is served by Huntsville Utilities, a municipal-owned utility company providing gas, electric and water service to the local community.  Huntsville Utilities works in collaboration with TCU Consulting Services to prioritize the building and maintenance of efficient schools.  The master plan identifies ongoing and future projects to reduce the energy footprint of district facilities, including energy efficient new construction.  Huntsville commits 5.3 million square feet to the Better Buildings Challenge and seeks to achieve a 20% reduction in energy use intensity by 2025 from a 2012 baseline.