ENERGY & ENVIRONMENT

  • Mission Statement

    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.

  • Energy Program Savings 

    1993 through August 2023: LCPS has avoided $119,381,593
    This is equivalent to:

    • Cars not driven for one year: 100,033
    • Tree seedlings grown for 10 years: 12,311,789
    • Metric tons of CO2:  480,160

    Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) has earned the 2024 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Sustained Excellence from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy. This is the 13th year that LCPS has earned the Sustained Excellence Award, which is the highest honor in this competitive awards program. LCPS is the only school system with 13 years as a Sustained Excellence Partner.

    The Sustained Excellence Award is awarded to organizations that adopt a continuous energy management strategy and apply it to their entire portfolio of buildings. Key 2023 LCPS accomplishments which contributed to its award included:

    • Reducing the school division’s energy use intensity (EUI) by 2.6% from 2022 to 2023.
    • Saving more than $8.7 million in utility costs in 2023 and over $119 million over the past 30 years.
    • Investing $19.5 million in high-efficiency upgrades to two 30-year-old school buildings, with a projected $52,000 in annual savings.
    • Bringing 2,263 kW of renewable energy generation online at six schools in 2023, making LCPS' total solar production capability more than 6,500 kW.
    • Incorporating six electric buses into the division’s school bus fleet and six Chevrolet Volts for driver education vehicles. 

    “We are thrilled to be named an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Sustained Excellence for the 13th consecutive year,” said Clark Seipt, LCPS Director of Sustainability. “This recognition is an exceptional way to honor the commitment and hard work of our schools and our construction, facilities operations and energy management teams. When our school community rallies together for energy efficiency and responsible resource use, great things can happen.” 

    LCPS also earned 30 2023 ENERGY STAR Building Certifications for the schools listed below. These schools meet strict energy performance standards as set by the EPA. To achieve the ENERGY STAR Building Certification, a building must be independently verified to operate more efficiently than 75 percent of similar properties nationwide. In simpler terms, these schools use less energy and are less expensive to operate, producing fewer greenhouse gas emissions than similar size and type buildings. (The school with an asterisk (*) indicates a first-time winner.)

    Ashburn Elementary

    Brambleton Middle

    Broad Run High

    Buffalo Trail Elementary

    Cardinal Ridge Elementary

    Catoctin Elementary

    Creighton’s Corner Elementary

    Discovery Elementary

    Dominion Trail Elementary

    Frederick Douglass Elementary

    Evergreen Mill Elementary

    Goshen Post Elementary

    Guilford Elementary

    Hovatter Elementary*

    Leesburg Elementary

    Madison’s Trust Elementary

    Mill Run Elementary

    Moorefield Station Elementary

    Potowmack Elementary

    Riverside High

    Sanders Corner Elementary

    J.L. Simpson Middle

    Sterling Middle

    Sully Elementary

    The North Star School*

    Elaine E. Thompson Elementary*

    Trailside Middle

    Waxpool Elementary

    Steuart W. Weller Elementary

    Willard Middle

  • Motto:

    “Every dollar that pays an unnecessarily high energy bill could be spent for a much better purpose – teaching children.”

Last Modified on April 5, 2024