Green Power Partnership
Top 20 K-12 Schools
The Top 20 K-12 Schools list represents the largest green power users among K-12 school partners within the Green Power Partnership. The combined green power use of these organizations amounts to more than 180 million kilowatt-hours of green power annually, which is equivalent to avoiding the carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity use of more than 19,000 average American homes each year.
As of July 3, 2013
The Green Power Partnership works with a wide variety of leading organizations — from Fortune 500® companies to local, state and federal governments, and a growing number of colleges and universities. The following Top Partner Rankings highlight the annual green power use of leading Green Power Partners within the United States and across individual industry sectors.
Using green power helps reduce the environmental impacts of electricity use and supports the development of new renewable generation capacity nationwide. Usage amounts reflect U.S. operations only and are sourced from U.S.-based green power resources. Organizations can meet EPA Partnership requirements using any combination of three different product options: (1) Renewable Energy Certificates, (2) On-site generation, and (3) Utility green power products.
Utilizing green power...conveys to our students the important role and responsibility that all of us have in safeguarding our environment today and in the future.
- Dr. Pat Murphy, Arlington County Public Schools
Usage figures are based on annualized Partner contract amounts (kilowatt-hours), not calendar year totals. These rankings are updated on a quarterly schedule. Find out how your organization can partner with EPA today! To view a top partner list, select from the chart below:
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Top 20 On-site Generation Top 20 K-12 Schools
|Annual Green Power Usage (kWh)||GP % of Total Electricity Use*||Green Power Resources||Providers (listed in descending order by kWh supplied to Partner)||State|
|1. Chicago Public Schools|
|107,709,620||20%||Solar||Element Markets°, On-site Generation||IL|
|2. Austin (TX) Independent School District|
|3. Round Rock (TX) Independent School District|
|4. The Taft School|
|4,503,000||100%||Solar, Wind||Hess Energy Marketing°, On-site Generation||CT|
|5. Sidwell Friends School|
|4,237,446||103%||Solar, Wind||Washington Gas Energy Services°, On-site Generation||DC|
|6. Arlington County Public Schools|
|3,072,000||6%||Wind||Dominion Virgina Power°||VA|
|7. The Chapin School|
|2,888,000||100%||Wind||Renewable Choice Energy°||NY|
|8. Hotchkiss School|
|9. Bullis School|
|10. The Dalton School|
|11. Euphemia L Haynes Public Charter School Inc - Georgia Ave|
|12. Lake Travis Independent School District|
|13. Lycee Francais of New York|
|1,918,273||104%||Solar||Green Mountain Energy°, On-site Generation||NY|
|14. Spence School|
|15. Euphemia L Haynes Public Charter School Inc - Kansas Ave|
|16. Norwood School|
|1,794,400||100%||Various||Washington Gas Energy Services||MD|
|17. Harmony Public Schools|
|1,736,341||10%||Wind||Green Mountain Energy||TX|
|18. Spirit Lake Community Schools|
|19. Maret School|
|20. The Brearley School|
*Reflects the amount of green power as a percentage of total electricity use. Partners choosing to purchase green power in an amount exceeding 100 percent of their U.S. organization-wide electricity use are listed as such.
°Indicates Provider is selling Partner a third-party certified green power product. For more information on third-party certification, visit http://www.epa.gov/greenpower/buygp/certified.htm.
Current list of Top 20 K-12 Schools is available here for you to view and print:
July 2013 list (PDF) (4 pp., 270K, About PDF)
April 2013 list (PDF) (2 pp., 175K)
January 2013 list (PDF) (3 pp., 252K)
2011 lists (PDF) (9 pp., 106K)
2010 lists (PDF) (2 pg., 798K)
October 2009 list (PDF) (2 pg., 798K)
For additional information on how your organization can join these Top Partners as Green Power Partners, please visit the Join Us page of this Web site.