April 9, 2015 Northern Virginia Regional Commision Sustainability Network
by J. Lord
The Northern Virginia Regional Commission invited LCPS to present information about energy conservation and efficiency in Loudoun County Public Schools. This is an excellent overview of LCPS efforts. Many commission questions were answered and a particular focus was made on renewable energy use within LCPS.
April 1, 2015 Using ENERGY STAR tools as a Foundation for Sustainability
by J. Lord
The 26th annual Environment Virginia Symposiumwas held at the Virginia Military Institute in April of 2015. This presentation was one of the instructional sessions. ENERGY STAR is an excellent program which has many tools and resources available to those interested in using them. There are, in fact, so many that having some guidance from an expert would be helpful. As a six-time ENERGY STAR Partner Of The Year Award winner, LCPS is uniquely qualified to offer advice on the subject.
April 8, 2014 Energy Efficiency and Conservation Auditing
by M. Barancewicz & J. Lord
The 25th annual Environment Virginia Symposiumwas held at the Virginia Military Institute in April of 2014. This presentation was one of the instructional sessions. We explained some of the methods used to identify opportunities to improve energy conservation and efficiency in LCPS facilities. Thirteen audit types were discussed and several general underlying philosophies were shared. Everyone in attendance enjoyed the presentation.
July 3, 2013 Custodial In-Service (English Version)
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.
June 13, 2013 Update to Loudoun County Energy Efficiency and Conservation Committee
The County of Loudoun and Loudoun County Public Schools have coordinated efforts in order to be successful participants in the Virginia Municipal League's Green Government Challenge and the Virginia School Boards Association's Green Schools Challenge. The County of Loudoun Energy Efficiency and Conservation Committee is formed from members of the various departments within the government of the County of Loudoun. This was an opportunity for Loudoun County Public Schools to give an update to professional colleagues working for the County Government.
May 23, 2013 ENERGY STAR tools for the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce
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.
April 10, 2013 The Energy Pyramid as a Guiding Principal in the Move to Net Zero
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.
Lessons Learned from Participation in the VSBA Green Schools Challenge
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.
2012 ENERGY STAR Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Buildings Partner Meeting
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.
Integrating Conservation and Efficiency into a New Energy Culture
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 at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the Virginia Energy Purchasing Governmental Association (VEPGA.) The VEPGA Board of Directors has endorsed the use of ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager for its members.
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.
Using ENERGY STAR for Building Performance Labeling
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.
Best Management Practices in Sustainability and Design Efficiency
This presentation was made to the Loudoun County Department of Economic Development Design Cabinet. This group has promoted high-quality ecological, urban, architectural and landscape design in Loudoun County since 2003. Design Cabinet members include engineers, architects, planners and designers who come together in a fusion of creative community problem solving.
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 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 Hereto view the contract.
This presentation was made on November 6, 2009 at the World Energy Engineering Conference sponsored by the Association of Energy Engineeers. The presentation highlights succesful energy use reduction at Stone Bridge High School during the course of our pilot participation in the PJM Demand Response Program. Click Here to see the file from the WEEC proceedings.
A presentation made on March 13, 2009 to the Association at the Virginia chapter meeting held on the Virginia Commonwealth University campus. A good article summarizing the meeting and this presentation was also put into fall 2009 issue of OWNERS PERSPECTIVE magazine. The article can be found on page 27.
This presentation was made at the 2009 annual meeting of the Virginia Energy Purchasing Governmental Association. It shows how solar power can be practical despite the high initial cost. LCPS uses solar power at every one of its school sites.