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Program Overview Alan Shedd, Touchstone Energy [email protected] 9/28/10. Agenda. Background Program overview Details Resources Considerations Getting started. Why Schools?. Schools are at the heart of most communities Long history of co-op - school partnerships

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agenda
Agenda
  • Background
  • Program overview
  • Details
  • Resources
  • Considerations
  • Getting started
why schools
Why Schools?
  • Schools are at the heart of most communities
  • Long history of co-op - school partnerships
  • Cooperative principles
  • Schools are a key account
  • Lots of school
    • 172,000 schools in the US
    • 79,000 in co-op service territories
schools need help
Schools need help
  • Age
    • Average 42 years old
  • School condition
    • Differed maintenance
    • Inadequate staffing
    • Focus on new construction
    • Changing roles and requirements
  • Need to control costs
    • All costs are going up
    • Budgets are not.
why school energy efficiency
Why School Energy Efficiency?
  • School energy budget
    • Schools spend over $6Billion a year on energy
    • Schools spend more on energy than textbooks and computers combined
    • 25% of that energy is wasted
    • The problem is getting worse - Per pupil energy cost rose 19% from 2007 to 2008
    • Energy cost savings impact on learning
  • Co-ops are energy solution providers.
schools energy efficiency
Schools Energy Efficiency
  • Not a new idea
    • Many successful school energy efficiency programs
    • Government, non-profit, and for-profit
    • Info / awareness <=> Performance contracting.
program overview
Program Overview
  • Objectives
    • Help you understand the opportunities and challenges
    • Provide working knowledge of tools and resources
    • Assist you with getting started.
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Program Overview
  • Focus on existing facilities
    • More existing schools, bigger need
  • Focus on no- and low-cost opportunities
    • Limited budgets
  • Do simple things first.
program components
Program Components
  • Information 
  • Benchmarking
  • Walk-thru audits
  • Help getting started.
program components1
Program Components
  • Information 
    • Website

www.SchoolEnergySaving.com

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Program Components
  • Targeted Training
  • One-day class
  • Builds on Commercial Audit class
  • School basics
  • Benchmarking
  • Energy audits
  • Information 
    • Website
    • Training
program components3
Program Components
  • Information
    • Website
    • Training
    • DOE O&M Guide
program components4
Program Components
  • Information
    • Website
    • Training
    • DOE O&M Guide
    • EPA Portfolio Manager
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Program Components
  • Information
  • Benchmarking
    • What is it?
      • Uses utility bills and building information
      • Derives parameters for comparing energy use
      • Can compare different buildings in different areas
      • Can compare to historic and national norms.
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Program Components
  • Information
  • Benchmarking
    • What is it?
    • The software
      • ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager
      • 12-month history
      • Weather and location normalization
      • 0 – 100 scale
      • ENERGY STAR label.
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Program Components
  • Information
  • Benchmarking
    • What is it?
    • The software
    • What do you do with it
      • Manage energy use
      • Compare performance
      • Prioritize energy efficiency projects
      • Track performance
      • Estimate carbon footprint.
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Program Components
  • Information
  • Benchmarking
    • What is it?
    • The software
    • What do you do with it
    • Examples
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Program Components
  • Information
  • Benchmarking
  • Walk-thru audits
    • Objectives
    • Methodology
    • Checklists
    • Training.
school energy use
School Energy Use
  • Component energy use 
    • HVAC
    • Lighting
    • Plug loads
jessamine county schools
Jessamine County Schools
  • Blue Grass Energy, KY served as first pilot site
  • Worked with Jessamine County School System
  • Conducted walk-thru audits at six schools they serve
  • Entered data in Portfolio Manager
    • Best score – Brookside Elementary (72)
    • Worst score – East Jessamine High (35)
    • New middle school – insufficient data
jessamine county schools1
Jessamine County Schools
  • Audit - General recommendations
    • Lighting retrofit
    • Lighting controls
    • Turn off lights
    • Water heating setpoint and booster heaters
    • Don’t open the windows
    • Eliminate space heaters and refrigerators in classrooms
    • Buy ENERGY STAR products.
jessamine county schools2
Jessamine County Schools
  • Audit - Specific recommendations
    • Window replacement – West Jessamine High
    • HVAC ducting – Rosenwald-Dunbar Elementary
    • HVAC piping – West Jessamine Middle
    • Control soffit lighting – Brookside Elementary
    • Check belt tension – East Jessamine High
    • Add timer to cooking equipment – East Jessamine High
    • Consider demand control.
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Program Components
  • Information
  • Benchmarking
  • Walk-thru audits
  • Help getting started
    • 10 step process
getting started
Getting Started
  • Get informed
  • Meet
  • Collect data
  • Start benchmarking
  • Conduct an audit
  • Review
  • Improve Energy Awareness
  • Track Progress
  • Share Stories
  • Involve the Community
some considerations
Some Considerations
  • What do you want out of the program?
  • How much involvement?
  • What is your budget?
  • Does this fit with other programs and incentives?
  • What about schools you don’t serve?
  • How long do you want to participate?
  • Is this an individual co-op or statewide effort?
  • Do you plan on involving the community?.
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Questions?

Thanks!

Alan C. Shedd, P.E., CEM

Touchstone Energy

770-531-7860

[email protected]

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