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101 N. Madison Street
Middleburg, VA 20118
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A goal of Loudoun County Public Schools is to reduce energy usage and ensure efficient and effective stewardship of public resources without impacting the educational environment. This energy use philosophy began in 1993, when the district's Superintendent, along with the Loudoun County Public School Board, started a formal Energy Conservation Program. In 1998, LCPS became an ENERGY STAR partner. Through this partnership, LCPS accessed ENERGY STAR resources and incorporated new technologies into HVAC improvement and lighting retrofit projects planned for Middleburg Elementary School (ES). Middleburg ES was originally constructed in 1911. By 1960, the school had two additions that brought the square footage up to 15,129. By the end of the summer in 2006, Middleburg ES had the necessary upgrades to maintain maximum comfort for the learning environment while improving energy performance. These upgrades, combined with a partnership with Energy Education, set the stage for this school to earn the ENERGY STAR in 2009. Efficient building systems combined with the building occupants' efforts to reduce daily energy use resulted in a "climate for success." At Middleburg ES, students, faculty, and staff all do their part to help the environment by taking individual action to reduce energy use. Their teamwork and attention to detail are a major factor in keeping the energy use to minimum. 


Over the years, numerous projects to reduce energy use were implemented.  Converting the building's boilers from oil to gas heat, replacing the roof and insulating, maintaining a HVAC filter replacement program, installing programmable thermostats in individual classrooms, retrofitting to LED EXIT lights, and replacing T-12 to T-8 fixtures and lamps all helped to provide the occupants with a building capable of attaining the ENERGY STAR. Middleburg ES exemplifies a strategic point in the Loudoun County Schools approach to sustainability. It can only be achieved through concerted effort in two major areas. Energy efficiency relates to all that can be done to provide a building with the capacity to minimize energy waste. Energy conservation is necessary to assure that the facility users are doing all they can to reduce energy use while maintaining safety and security, education, and productivity.  


The people-oriented Transformational Energy Management Process developed by Energy Education is a significant component of the district's comprehensive energy reduction program. In addition, the school conducted the following outreach:

-- Annual updates on current energy use trends are shared with the school's administration and faculty.
-- A press release was distributed to honor this ENERGY STAR labeled building.
-- Participation in the annual ENERGY STAR Awards ceremony held during a televised school board meeting.


"Middleburg ES is the perfect example of how energy use reductions can occur in older schools when energy efficiency and energy conservation are brought together to achieve high levels of sustainability."

-- Michael Barancewicz & John Lord, Energy Education Specialists, Loudoun County Public Schools

Please note: Narrative information in this profile has been provided by Loudoun County Public Schools or a representative of this facility. Other building information was verified and submitted to EPA at the time of application. Building energy performance, operating characteristics, and ownership/management may be subject to change over time.

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Loudoun County Public Schools

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Year(s) Labeled (Rating):
2009 (82)
2010 (79)
2011 (78)
2012 (83)
2013 (80)
2014 (82)

Facility Type: K-12 School

Total Floorspace: 16068 sf

Year Constructed: 1911

Contract Type: Internal Resources

Technologies Used:
   Stage 1-Recommissioning
   Stage 2-Lighting
   Stage 3-Load Reductions
   Stage 4-Fan Systems
   Stage 5-Heating and Cooling Plant