Loudoun County Public Schools
Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence
Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS) is the third largest school system in the Commonwealth of Virginia, instructing more than 70,000 students at its 89 public schools. LCPS has demonstrated its 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 2016 accomplishments include:
- Earning ENERGY STAR certification for 58 schools, five of which earned their first certification in 2016.
- Avoiding more than $5.7 million in utility costs in 2016, for a total of $71 million saved while preventing the emissions of more than 358,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide since 2000.
- Entering two LCPS schools in EPA’s ENERGY STAR National Building Competition: BOOTCAMP.
- 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.