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Frisco ISD students and staff get creative and save over $150k in fall competition

December 13, 2017

By Abby Karp

Energy reduction competitions are all about finding creative ways to encourage behavior change. And who knows creativity better than kids?

Lucid customer Frisco ISD, one of the largest k-12 school districts in the country, recently announced the campus winners of an energy-saving competition and video contest designed to encourage staff and students to develop smart conservation habits. The 3-month fall competition ended on November 30 with a total reduction of 1,533,355 kWh compared to the previous year’s baseline data, and savings of more than $168,700!

The top three winners in each division received cash prizes of $2,000, $1,500, and $1,000, funded by savings from reduced electrical bills. The money is put into the schools’ activity fund, which principals may access for various campus needs, events and programs that will enhance the educational experience of students.

In conjunction with the energy reduction competition, Frisco ISD also held a video contest where schools could send in a 1 to 3 minute video showing how their school saves on utilities. Nine middle and elementary schools submitted videos - and while they’re all creative and inspiring, two schools took home the video prizes:

Pink Elementary School:

Trent Middle School:

You can view the other schools’ videos on their individual dashboards in the Frisco ISD building dashboards, which provides campus-by-campus data on energy and water consumption. Look for Riddle, Gunstream, McSpedden, and Pink elementary schools as well as Stafford, Trent, Clark, Pioneer Heritage, and Roach middle schools.

Congratulations to the winning schools, and to the whole district in Frisco for such impressive savings!

Abby Karp

Abby joined Lucid’s marketing team in 2014 after conducting research on the decision-making processes of environmental behavior. Abby graduated from Middlebury College with a degree in Environmental Studies and Conservation Psychology.