Presentation on theme: "School District: Floyd County Schools Principal: Brent Rose Superintendent: Henry Webb Year school was built: 2007 Remodeled/retrofitted: Architecture."— Presentation transcript:
School District: Floyd County Schools Principal: Brent Rose Superintendent: Henry Webb Year school was built: 2007 Remodeled/retrofitted: Architecture firm: Richardson Associates Engineering Firm: MECA Engineering, PC-M.E.P. Size of school building: 73,000 ENERGY EFFICIENCY FEATURES Geothermal school Updated lighting controls on parking lot Staff & student involvement The Energy Star rating is something that has had a tremendous impact on the staff within our building. They are more conscious of the amount of energy used and unfortunately wasted daily. The even greater positive aspect is, we are seeing a trickledown effect, in which the kids in our building are becoming more and more responsible when it comes to being energy efficient. - Brent Rose, Principal, PES PES Energy Team PES Energy Team
Energy in Education is a joint partnership of programs and projects that support Kentucky school districts. These programs and projects offer education and curriculum resources that are addressed in energy- related needs. Energy has become an important part of the day to day operations of Floyd County Schools. It has also impacted the design and construction of energy-efficient sustainable schools. Working with this joint partnership staff are devoted to energy management, training, technical consulting, education curriculum, school involvement in energy management and a student-focused effort that enhances the learning processes. The principal partners and their roles are: The School Energy Managers Project (SEMP) is administered by the Kentucky School Boards Association. Under this program, SEMP uses ARRA funding to pay a portion of the salary for energy managers at the local district level. SEMP is funding 35 energy managers serving 131 school districts and energy curriculum coordinators for four districts that already had full-time energy managers. Some other districts also already have energy managers on staff and are receiving support such as professional development. The school energy managers are the front-line managers responsible for coordinating energy-efficiency and sustainability programs in the district. The Kentucky Energy Efficiency Program for Schools (KEEPS) activity is administered by the Kentucky Pollution Prevention Center at the University of Louisville’s J. B. Speed School of Engineering. KEEPS provides technical consulting services to Kentucky’s 174 public school districts. Specifically, KEEPS conducts school energy teams and implement a structured energy management programs using the proven Energy Star model. https://louisville.edu/kppc/https://louisville.edu/kppc/ The Kentucky National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project is part of a national nonprofit organization that focuses on energy curriculum development. NEED provided energy workshops for teachers, grade-appropriate curriculum materials and kits for energy teams that study how energy is used in the school. The Kentucky Green and Healthy Schools (KGHS) program is administered by the Kentucky Environmental Education Council in the Education and Work-force Development Cabinet. This inquiry-based program uses the entire school grounds as a learning laboratory for students. Students conduct inventories in nine different areas, including energy. They then develop and implement improvement projects in each area, receiving awards and recognition as certain milestones are reached. An additional unfunded program partner is Kentucky School Plant Management Association (KSPMA). KSPMA provided energy efficiency-oriented training and workshops to school facilities the exchange of best practice information among peers.