GISD Wins Governor's Energy Excellence Award

Flint, Mich – The Genesee Intermediate School District (GISD) received a special honor September 5, 2018 for recent efforts made to conserve energy and cut costs through GISD’s Energy Program. The GISD was awarded the Governor’s Energy Excellence Award for Best Public Project much to the delight of employees who have been devoted to making energy efficient improvements in and around the district’s buildings.


“We continue to strive to save energy at GISD,” said Jill Diliberti, Energy Manager of the Genesee County Energy Consortium.

“Our Board of Education and administration has been thoughtful in developing and implementing long-range facility plans that not only improve learning environments for our students, but also help the district conserve energy and reduce costs,” added Steve Tunnicliff, Ph.D., Associate Superintendent of GISD.


Energy efficient improvements were made at several GISD locations. LED parking lot lights are now at seven GISD buildings. New roofing was installed at three buildings with improved insulation. LED lighting was installed inside the Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC) facility and Base Camp Challenge Center, which also received new roof top units to improve heating, cooling, and ventilation.

The Governor’s Energy Excellence Awards was started four years ago to recognize those going above and beyond to reduce energy waste across the state of Michigan. The 2018 awards were handed out this week in Grand Rapids.


“This award acknowledges GISD’s effort to be stewards of the environment and to incorporate energy saving technologies in our buildings,” stated Diliberti. “These changes will have a long-term impact by reducing energy and saving money.”