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BAPS, Cenergistic partner to achieve significant energy savings

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Steve Allen, Dr. Janet Dunlop and Jadon Dykes

Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS) has partnered with energy conservation company Cenergistic to implement an energy conservation program throughout the district. Between September 2016 and July 2017, the program has provided BAPS with an estimated cost avoidance of $128,279.

Cost avoidance is defined as the value of energy not used and is the total benefit to the district after fees.

The total savings was calculated by EnergyCap, a sophisticated system that takes into consideration changes or upgrades to buildings, price changes of utilities as well as weather changes.

“Our partnership with Cenergistic has far exceeded our expectations,” BAPS Chief Operating Officer Michelle Bergwall said. “We have saved money through cost avoidance, and we have also learned many things from their experts to prepare us for the future.”

Cenergistic delivers a comprehensive behavioral-based energy conservation program that is backed by technology. Analysts and energy specialists work with BAPS to optimize systems, schedules and operating procedures to save significant dollars. Cenergistic has partnered with more than 1,400 schools and organizations across the country who have saved over $4.7 billion with the same program.

As part of the program, Cenergistic provides Jadon Dykes as a full-time energy specialist in Broken Arrow. In his role, he looks into every aspect of utility usage and searches for ways to save energy. The majority of his work is done when buildings are unoccupied, visiting sites at various hours of the day and night to search for opportunities to save.

“I have enjoyed working with BAPS,” Dykes said. “The support from the Broken Arrow community is wonderful and by far the best in the nation.”

On July 19 and 20, PSO had two Energy Reduction Events which resulted in an additional savings
incentive of $53,294.45 to BAPS.

The BAPS energy conservation program also helps the environment in addition to saving precious

The amount of energy conserved between the time period of September 2016 and July 2017 is the
equivalent of one of the following: 384 passenger cars not driven for 1 year, 47,315 tree seedlings grown
for 10 years or a reduction of 1,845 metric tons of carbon dioxide.