ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT TEAM
Loudoun County Public Schools is dedicated to the responsible use of energy in providing a superior learning environment to ensure effective stewardship of public resources.
1993 through August 2021: $106,251,505
This is equivalent to:
- Cars not driven for one year: 106,788
- Tree seedlings grown for 10 years: 13,143,114
- Metric tons of CO2: 512,581
Loudoun County Public Schools has been recognized by The United States Environmental Protection Agency as an ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year for the last thirteen consecutive years. LCPS was named a 2022 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year winner for Sustained Excellence for the eleventh year in a row. Sustained Excellence recognition is reserved for ENERGY STAR partners demonstrating outstanding leadership, year over year. The LCPS application stood out among many highly competitive submissions, demonstrating exemplary commitment and dedication to leadership in energy management. LCPS has been an ENERGY STAR Partner for over 20 years and is committed to reducing costs, demonstrating good stewardship of public resources and promoting energy efficiency through the ENERGY STAR program.
LCPS certified 17 buildings with an ENERGY STAR in 2021. Since starting in 2008, LCPS has secured a total of 542 ENERGY STAR building certifications. The ENERGY STAR is the national symbol for energy efficiency in the United States. Buildings that are ENERGY STAR certified save energy, save money, and help protect the environment by generating fewer greenhouse gas emissions than typical buildings. Based on 2018 data, the average energy use of K12 schools nationwide is lower than it used to be, which made ENERGY STAR certifications more difficult to achieve in 2019 and beyond. However, LCPS will continue to rise to the ENERGY STAR challenge, earning certifications where possible, and striving toward continuous improvement.
• Advises, assists, and recommends to the Director of Facilities Services on alternate energy sources, consumption, and general energy conservation measures; provides input on activities related to energy management and the purchase of any products that affect energy consumption.
• Conducts regular walk-through audits of facilities to ensure operating efficiency, optimum educational environment, and compliance with energy policy.
• Provides input on energy requirement estimates and budget allotments for facilities; communicates on a continuing basis with building administrators regarding their buildings’ energy consumption.
• Prepares periodic and special reports regarding status of the School District’s energy consumption; ensures that the School District is on the proper utility rate schedule and is receiving correct billing and participation in any rebate program offered.
• Coordinates installation and/or repairs of energy management systems; maintains programming for computerized energy management system to ensure operating efficiency; updates programs as necessary; instructs building and maintenance personnel on proper operation of the systems and equipment.
• Represents the School District at meetings, seminars, and conferences relating to energy use and conservation.
• Supervises Building Automation Staff or other assigned non-exempt personnel.
• Performs duties of On-Call Facilities Services Supervisor when scheduled to represent the Division Director.
• Serves as Essential Personnel and may lead Facilities Services Division response to facility emergencies or other incidents impacting school operations.
“Every dollar that pays an unnecessarily high energy bill could be spent for a much better purpose – teaching children.”