Loudoun County PS Energy Program will receive an international award from the Association of Energy Engineers this month at the World Energy Engineering Conference: 2016 Institutional Energy Management of the Year
Institutional Energy Management
Loudoun County Public Schools
In order to reduce energy consumption in all the facilities within the District, the Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) created a team of students, parents, faculty members, and other community members called the Energy Education Team (EETeam). The goal of the EETeam is to create a culture where everyone who uses an LCPS facility understands how they can contribute to energy efficiency and conservation and is actively taking part in the program. The program has a motto that sums up the program very nicely: “Every dollar that pays an unnecessarily high energy bill could be spent for a much better purpose – teaching children.” The EETeam has two main focuses: energy efficiency and energy conservation. From program inception to the present, LCPS has saved over $70 million in energy costs. This is a reduction of 28.8% when compared to the Baseline Adjusted to Current Conditions. Energy reductions total over 3.6 billion kBtu and are equivalent to over 300 thousand metric tons of CO2 emissions.