The Girl Scouts were completing their "get Moving" journey which includes learning about energy and how energy is used in a public building, in this case - Hillside Elementary. In addition to learning about energ and auditing the energy use of the building, the girl scouts are supposed to suggest ideas to reduce energy use and environmental impact at the facility they investigated. We were asked to provide information regarding the potential of incorporating renewable energy, this presentation helped the Girl Scouts understand some of the options.
Participants in this session were provided with six energy and environmental impact lessons that work as well as examples of how these lessons have been put into action in Loudoun County Public Schools. The goal of this presentation was to share how these lessons were developed, share how they have been executed and received by various audiences and how others could potentially offer similar lessons in K12 communities across the state.
Mr. Fortney's Environmental Science students were challenged to consider just how Woodgrove HS would power itself with renewable energy under an assumed "No Choice but Renewables" scenario. This presentation helped them to understand the options.
Third Grade students at Evergreen Mill were told that energy sources were running out and that they were going to be called upon to be innovative thinkers and find ways to adapt on "no power day." This presentation was made to students to help them see how renewable energy could be used at their school.
All third grade students in Liberty Elementary were part of this presentation which explains many of the practical information needed to understand how renewable energy might be utilized locally to make a global impact. The presentation went well, but it was probably too much information for the students. Future presentations of this nature were narrowed down.
Custodians make a huge difference, not only for cleanliness, health, and safety, but also for energy efficiency. They are often the first people in a school building in the morning and the last people to leave the building in the evening. Each year we share best practices and encourage all custodians to be active members of the Loudoun County Public Schools Energy & Environment Team. This presentation is also presented in Spanish. Please feel free to contact us if you would like the Spanish version.
The Loudoun County Chamber of Commerce invited LCPS to speak to chamber members. The County of Loudoun has successfully held a Green Business Challenge for the last few years. Many local businesses have participated. LCPS was asked to share how the school district has been able to be so successful with its energy conservation efforts. In an effort to give the participants a tangible, repeatable, and understandable set of tools and methods, the ENERGY STAR program and its various tools were presented as the framework for LCPS success.
The 24th annual Environment Virginia Symposium was held at the Virginia Military Institute in April of 2013. This presentation was one of the instructional sessions. The energy pyramid, as described by Dennis Buffington - Penn State University Professor emeritus of agricultural and biological engineering was used as a model in moving buildings to net zero. In addition the National Renewable Energy Laboratory's Net Zero Energy Buildings classification system was used to provide the definitions used. The presentation was very well received.
This Presentation was made at the 2012 Virginia School Boards Association's Annual Convention. Loudoun County Public Schools, Gloucester County Public Schools, and Charlottesville City Public Schools were each first place winners in their respective divisions of the 2011 VSBA Green Schools Challenge. As such, representatives from each district presented information to other districts at the 2012 VSBA convention to encourage participation in the challenge by all Virginia School Districts.
This presentation was made at the 2012 ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Buildings Partner Meeting. It was part of Breakout session #4A. Proven Energy Management Practices from ENERGY STAR Award Winners. The meeting agenda is available, and lists the following description: The ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year and Sustained Excellence Awards are EPA’s highest honors for outstanding contributions to protecting the environment through superior energy efficiency. During this session, EPA will reveal the common best practices among this year’s awardees, and you’ll hear award-winning strategies from several repeat winners.
This presentation was made as a Web Conference. It was an agenda item on the September 2012 ENERGY STAR Commercial and Industrial Partners monthly Web Conference. The topic for the Conference was Behavior Based Efficiency. For more information about ENERGY STAR web conferences, please contact Walt Tunnessen at Tunnessen.firstname.lastname@example.org
This presentation was made to the National Capitol Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers. Along with the presentation, there was a tour or Lunsford Middles School. The tour was highlighted on the AEE national website.
This presentation was made to the Energy Advisory Committtee of the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments. The goal was to advise the Climate, Energy and Environmental Policy Committee regarding building benchmarking. ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager was chosen as the benchmarking tool.
This presentation was a Webinar presented in conjunction with ENERGY STAR. The title of the training was "Capturing Efficiency Conducting Audits in Commercial Buildings with ENERGY STAR." Click Here to view the presentation. The LCPS section beigns at 34 minutes.
This presentation was made at the 2010 Virginia Governor's Conference on Energy. The conference agenda emphasized the role energy businesses will play in Virginia’s economic development and in securing our national energy future. The LCPS presentation was included in Track IV: Session 28 Building and Operating High Performance Commercial Buildings — Keeping Energy Budgets Under Control.
This presentation is from the April 13, 2010 School Board meeting wherin the ENERGY STAR award was presented to the School Board. Please click on the date to view the webcast of the presentation.
This presentation gives some basic information regarding greenhouse gas emissions, how they are accounted for and why the World Resources Institute Standard is the best. It was presented December 14, 2009 to the Virginia Energy Purchasing Governmental Association - Energy Efficiency Committee.
This presentation was made on November 12, 2009. It outlines some facts about the position of LCPS as it relates to the use of Energy Service Companies. It also refers to a state-wide contract prepared by the Virginia Department of mines Minerals and Energy. Click Here to view the contract.