Manchester School District

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Challenge Commitment
2.3Million Square Feet
Goals Progress
20%Reduction in Energy Intensity19%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)

Manchester School District is comprised of 22 public school buildings serving over 15,000 students in grades K-12 and employing more than 1,700 faculty and staff.  The district has committed 2.3 million square feet as part of its partnership in the Better Buildings Challenge to realize an energy reduction of 20% by 2025 with a 2013 baseline.

The district has prioritized energy efficiency since 2000, becoming more aggressive in its commitment over the past five years in order to leverage savings for larger operational investments.  As a result, 11 schools earned the EPA’s ENERGY STAR® certification between 2010 and 2015.  By conducting building level audits to identify energy conservation measures, the district seeks to reduce consumption by at least one-third and maximize its return on investment (ROI) so that generated savings can be reinvested for longer term improvements. Manchester will continue to pursue all available grants and utility rebates to minimize the impact on school funding and bonding in the future.