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1 Program Overview Alan Shedd, Touchstone Energy 9/28/10

2 Background Program overview Details Resources Considerations Getting started Agenda

3 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 Why Schools?

4 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. Schools need help

5 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. Why School Energy Efficiency?

6 Not a new idea –Many successful school energy efficiency programs –Government, non-profit, and for-profit –Info / awareness Performance contracting. Schools Energy Efficiency

7 Objectives –Help you understand the opportunities and challenges –Provide working knowledge of tools and resources –Assist you with getting started. Program Overview

8 Focus on existing facilities –More existing schools, bigger need Focus on no- and low-cost opportunities –Limited budgets Do simple things first. Program Overview

9 Information Benchmarking Walk-thru audits Help getting started. Program Components

10 Information –Website Program Components


12 Information –Website –Training Program Components Targeted Training One-day class Builds on Commercial Audit class School basics Benchmarking Energy audits

13 Information –Website –Training –DOE O&M Guide Program Components

14 Information –Website –Training –DOE O&M Guide –EPA Portfolio Manager Program Components

15 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. Program Components

16 Information Benchmarking –What is it? –The software ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager 12-month history Weather and location normalization 0 – 100 scale ENERGY STAR label. Program Components

17 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. Program Components

18 Information Benchmarking –What is it? –The software –What do you do with it –Examples Program Components

19 Log in


21 Information Benchmarking Walk-thru audits –Objectives –Methodology –Checklists –Training. Program Components

22 Component energy use 1.HVAC 2.Lighting 3.Plug loads School Energy Use

23 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 Schools

24 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 Schools

25 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. Jessamine County Schools

26 Information Benchmarking Walk-thru audits Help getting started –10 step process Program Components

27 Getting Started 1.Get informed 2.Meet 3.Collect data 4.Start benchmarking 5.Conduct an audit 6.Review 7.Improve Energy Awareness 8.Track Progress 9.Share Stories 10.Involve the Community

28 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?. Some Considerations

29 Questions? Thanks! Alan C. Shedd, P.E., CEM Touchstone Energy 770-531-7860

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