LOUDOUN COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Ashburn, Virginia


Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management

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Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) is a school district in Virginia. LCPS has a long-standing commitment to reducing costs while promoting energy efficiency through ENERGY STAR and demonstrating that it’s a good steward of public resources. Key 2020 accomplishments include: 

  • Raising the average ENERGY STAR score to 71, a four-point increase over 2019, and reducing weather normalized site energy use intensity by 16.6 percent.
  • Achieving ENERGY STAR certification at 18 schools.
  • Saving over $100 million in energy costs and preventing over 489,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions since 1993.
  • Requiring Designed to Earn the ENERGY STAR (DEES) in new construction and renovation projects and achieving DEES for three new schools and one renovation project.
  • Awarding an energy services company contract to implement energy efficiency retrofit projects, setting the stage for implementing energy efficiency measures across the portfolio over the next eight years.
  • Completing a guaranteed energy savings retrofit project in J. Lupton Simpson Middle School, which includes a 592 KW solar array comprised of 1,500 panels as well as a full LED lighting replacement.
  • Adopting a School Board Resolution calling for state and federal action on climate change.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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