Energy Efficiency Program for Schools (Kentucky)

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Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place Kentucky
Name Energy Efficiency Program for Schools
Incentive Type Energy Standards for Public Buildings
Applicable Sector Schools, (Public School Districts)
Eligible Technologies Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, (Management, Technology, Education)
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs

Goal Report energy use reduction information and encourage efficient school design

Requirement Every board of education in Kentucky is required to enroll in the program by 01/01/2010

Date added to DSIRE 2006-11-10
Last DSIRE Review 2013-04-19

References DSIRE[1]


In an effort to encourage the design and construction of more energy efficient, sustainable schools, Executive Order EO 2006-1297 was signed on October 12, 2006.

Legislation passed in 2008 (HB 2 Section 16) superseded the provisions of the EO and requires each board of education to enroll in the Kentucky Energy Efficiency Program (KEEPS), through KPPC-the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center--at the University of Louisville’s J.B. Speed School of Engineering. The purpose of the enrollment is for each board to report information regarding potential and/or actual energy use reduction /energy savings for their board-owned and operated facilities and to create comprehensive energy management plans.

In addition to enrollment in KEEPS, the Department of Education and the Department for Energy Development provide guidelines and assistance to school districts that choose to renovate and build new school buildings through the use of efficient school design. General Assembly Bill SB 132, chapter 134 provides for a voluntary program meant to ensure that efficient school design features and components are utilized and integrated into the school curriculum. These features encourage the use of a holistic approach to design, construction, operation, and maintenance, including a life-cycle cost analysis. The school district may contribute capital outlay funds for energy conservation measures under guaranteed energy savings contracts pursuant to KRS 45A.345-353.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Beth Bell
Department Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center
Address University of Louisville
Place Louisville, Kentucky
Zip/Postal Code 40292
Phone (502) 852-0965


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: KRS § 160.325
Date Effective 2008-07-15
Date Enacted 2006-10-12

Authority 2: KRS § 157.450
Date Effective 2011-04-13
Date Enacted 2010-07-15

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"