Loudoun County Public Schools
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
As the third largest school system in the Commonwealth of Virginia, Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) is a rapidly growing district that instructs more than 76,000 students at its 88 public schools. LCPS has demonstrated its strong commitment to energy conservation by promoting smart energy behavior and applying energy efficiency principles and practices to its operations. LCPS is receiving ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence recognition for its continued commitment to increasing energy efficiency through the creation of an energy-saving culture among students, staff members, and parents. Key 2015 accomplishments include:
- Earning ENERGY STAR certification for 54 schools, five of which earned their first certification in 2015.
- Saving more than $64 million and preventing the emissions of more than 292,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide since 2000.
- Communicating the value of ENERGY STAR to the LCPS community in social media posts, blast emails, community events, newsletter articles, and more. On ENERGY STAR Day, LCPS energy managers sent an email to principals and other leaders to raise awareness and encourage participation.
- Holding meetings with school principals to discuss how to improve energy performance and certify, or recertify, the school buildings they oversee.
- Continuing to integrate ENERGY STAR as a key component in the way the district operates, plans for, and maintains its schools.
- Advocating for ENERGY STAR at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments.