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1 West Chester Area School District Sustaining Sustainability Kevin H. Campbell Director of Facilities and Operations

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3 How to Sustain Sustainability  Get Board Buy In – Develop Policies  Educate Staff/Students on the Whys?  Engage Stakeholders in the Hows  Measure the Results and Broadcast Them  Follow up to Celebrate and Reinforce  Expand into New Markets

4 Develop a Policy a. Implementation of this policy is joint responsibility of the administration, teachers, students, support personnel and community members using district buildings. b.Assign an Energy / Maintenance Coordinator c.Hold staff accountable in policy: “Staff and students are expected to actively participate in energy conservation activities. d.Establish expectations ( Air Conditioning will operate between 74 and 76 degrees, office equipment shall be switched off each night and during unoccupied times

5 West Chester Area School District Initiative to Reduce Energy Costs & Environmental Impacts Presented by: Paul Spiegel, P.E. - Practical Energy Solutions Kevin Campbell – West Chester Area School District

6 Electricity Costs – 2007 Annual Electricity Cost for Calendar Year 2007 (Jan – Dec) District Total: $3,033,000 Exton ES 2008: $91,630 ENERGY STAR Rating: 13

7 Why Improve Energy Efficiency in Your Building? Financial Impact 1. Mindful of Act 1 environment 2. Long term budget planning for the financial health of the School District (target 3.5%) 3. Deregulation of the energy markets and fossil fuel costs will have a direct impact on other areas of the budget without conservation.

8 WCASD Energy Initiative Why Save Energy? 1) Inevitable: Fossil fuel supplies are running out

9 WCASD Energy Initiative Top Climate Change Indicators Shifting ecology (plant/animal ranges, earlier flowering) Eastern PA High Emissions Scenario

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11 Best Practices Turn off lights when you leave your office or classroom for more than 5 seconds Turn off computer monitors when not in use, and/or have them go to “sleep” mode after 5 – 15 minutes of inactivity ($20/computer/year) Use only the amount of light that you need

12 Best Practices Turn off printers and copiers at night, and have them go into “Energy Saver” mode after 15 minutes during the day Turn off projectors, Smart Boards, and VCRs, and unplug chargers when not in use Minimize use of hot water

13 Copier in “Energy Saver” mode Copier in “Energy Saver” mode may still use as much as 30% of “Ready Mode” energy/power

14 Students Take Initiative

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16 WCASD Energy Initiative Jan ‘09 – Sept ‘10 District-Wide Savings Due to Energy Conservation Cost$386,472 Electricity5.65 million kWh CO2 Emissions7.12 million pounds Mature Trees148,475 Why Save Energy? 3) Financial: Saving Energy Saves Money, Helps WCASD Achieve its Educational Mission

17 ENERGY CONSERVATION INITIATIVE SUMMARY FOR TEACHERS, ADMINISTRATORS, CUSTODIAL STAFF 4 TH Quarter 2011 East Bradford Elementary District-Wide Consumption: Current Quarter kWh Change vs Baseline Cumulative kWh Change vs Baseline Cumulative % kWh Change -19, , % -788, ,589, % Cost: Current Quarter $ Change vs Baseline* Cumulative $ Change vs Baseline* Cumulative % $ Change -$1, $20, % -$72, $801, % CO2 Emissions: Current Quarter CO2 Emissions Change (lbs) Cumulative CO2 Emissions Change (lbs) Cumulative % CO2 Emissions Change Equipvalent # Mature Trees Planted -24, , % 5, , ,342, % 277,987 Cumulative = Since Program began in January 2009 *Cost baseline adjusted for 2011 rate change

18 WCASD Energy Initiative District-Wide Success (Jan ‘09 – Sept ’10): 148,475 mature trees “planted,” covering more than 400 acres! Allegheny National Forest: 346 trees per acre

19 WCASD Energy Initiative EffortSavings Conservation$270,000 Demand-Response$250,000 New Utility Rates$175,000 Climate Showcase Communities Grant$ 75,000 PECO Rebate Program$ 60,000 TOTAL$830,000 Year 2 Goals (Jul ‘10-Jun ’11): Meet the Budget Budgetary Plan: Energy Management

20 Student Conservation Corps

21 Students Audit Local Transportation Firm

22 Students Present Findings to Chamber of Commerce

23 WCASD Energy Initiative West Chester Area School District Energy Conservation Initiative Benefits PR Student learning Cuts energy costs Reduces environmental impact


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