Conserve: FCCR - FCPS / County to save energy / taxpayer money (2012) **

"Energy Conservation leads to Renewable Energy Technologies. Educates everyone. Reducing electric grid dependence - Creates local jobs"

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Primary / Website URL:     http://www.er-li.com

PDF File:     Copy of fcps fy05 to fy20 sep13.xlsx

UP IN SMOKE: BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY

The Saint James’ Green Team invites you to a serious conversation about the energy efficiency of our homes, churches, schools, and public buildings on Sunday, January 17 2016 4 PM, in the Parish Hall, Warrenton - Tell a friend - Pass it on

** Presented to FCPS School Board in public forum at KRHS earlier that year (2012) and School Support Council / Superintendent in 2011 for consideration. Board of Supervisors also updated in 2012. Potential savings for taxpayers - over $3M per year! 2016 update - NO known actions?

Energized Research / Learning Institute

540 219 0445

Landing page created (April 2012) for Earth Day 2012 / FCCR meeting minutes.

Updated for Earth Days 2013 / 2014 / 2015 / 2016. Last updated January 8, 2016

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PDF Page 1: 9 fiscal year analysis of FCPS Energy Costs (FY05 to FY13) and 7 year projection (FY14 to FY20)

PDF Page 2: $2.2M energy / budget savings base on FY09 benchmark / Base Mark

PDF Page 3: Energy trends with Energy Conservation programs NOT implemented (in FY10)

PDF page 4: Matrix detailing true "Cost Avoidance" with prior year projected 10% increases compared to actual costs AFTER Energy Conservation programs deployed to all 20 school (Phases 1-5)

PDF Page 5: Chart showing true cost avoidance savings at (FY10-FY13):

$5,924,300 

Fauquier County Conservation Roundtable (FCCR) meets quarterly and on April 23 2012 the keynote speaker was Michael Rainger. His presentation included a 5 year history of conservation / sustainability efforts for Fauquier County Virginia with a theme of Finite Energy Conservation / Renewable Technologies leading to more sustainable communities with links to disaster recovery from natural events. 

A discussion ensued around accurate / direct taxpayer cost savings bench marked on prior high year energy costs (FY09) and true cost avoidance when electric power utility rates and surcharges combined with other fuel expense increases are averaging around 10% per year (FY05 to FY09 normalized for weather and 2 new schools coming online).

The PDF (only 9 pages above - click to view) outlines the results of that discussion and further research by Better Practices (2004 - 2012), Energized research - Learning Institute (2013), and Brighter Communities Corporation (2014)



Energy savings with energy conservation template (8-95%)

"ENERGY USAGE TEMPLATE reduces / tracks monthly kWh $"

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Michael - Chez Moi - My House's energy cost
Period  kWh  $$  CO2
Year      21168      1980      23919
Quarter      5292      495      5979
Month      1764      165      1993
Week      411      38      465
24Hrs      58      5      66
                                
Information 
SupplierNOVEC
Meter Last ReadJune 1, 2012
E-CategoryEnergy: Home office case study
CountyFauquier / Mid Atlantic region
StateVA

Primary (E-Com) Contact:Michael - Chez Moi - My House
Communications (#/text):Your comments are very welcome! Feedback E-Com to THIS E-Profile (after Register - see any home page) + Talking to friends and neighbors
Secondary Contact:E-Com comments / feedback / suggestions to this E-Profile
Address / Area: VA
Primary / Website URL:http://www.er-li.com/
 

 
UP IN SMOKE: BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY. The Saint James’ Green Team invites you to a serious conversation about the energy efficiency of our homes, churches, schools, and public buildings on Sunday January 17 2016, 4 PM, in the Parish Hall, Warrenton


Brighter Communities Corporation VA 501c(3), a division of the Energized Research - Learning Institute, hosts Eco-Education workshop as a center for Eco-Technology and Eco-Innovation - 9/22/14

Created 1/5/10 Updated 2/24/14 and 1/7/16

Template #7 (Register online via any home page - FREE) and capture kWh / cost for any building

ENERGY CASE STUDY #2: Family moved from Gulf Coast Bay Area Florida to Virginia in December 1995. First electricity bill was over $500, more than double the highest electric utility bill ever received while living in Tampa Bay (same heat pump technology). New occupants figured out very quickly how to reduce grid-based electricity costs as amatter of budget survival!

Typical home in Virginia: basement, 3-story, 2800 square feet, circa 1987

The broken wood stove was repaired and used 24 hours per day until the spring of 1996. Electricity costs immediately dropped by about 35%.

Note: Use of wood stoves is more eco-friendly than the use of mountain top removal (MTR) of coal for power generation purposes where 75% of energy from ground to building is WASTED (from mines in Virginia and West Virginia)!

Here is a list of completed items that have cut their kWh consumption by over 50% - Comparing December 1995 to December 2011 when outside temperatures were similar ($500+ to < $200)!
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QUICK solutions for all homes / businesses with heat pump technology

1) Review electric utility invoice and record current usage in a E-Profile via REGISTER on the home page (automatic to template #7)

2) Gather occupants that are impacted by inside comfort levels to discuss ways to depend less on the external heat pump especially when severe cold conditions exist - Team results are better, more permanent and more effective

3) Comfort levels vary by individual - find out who feels the coldest and why - discuss need to wear clothing layers inside the home as well as outside

4) Inside heat needs to be generated by more than just the heat pump - on sunny days open drapes to allow passive heating from the sun - close when sun has passed each window (drapes should be continuous for best insulating effect) - buy space heaters (radiator types with NO fan ONLY) - place in selected areas that may differ between night and day - experiment with location and thermostat settings such as higher day / lower at night - open inside doors (day) close (night)

5) Close ducts to rooms that are unused or used infrequently (unfinished basements, spare bedrooms) and close doors to these areas

6) Check for air tightness around windows and doors when locked - For leaks quick fix is brown painters' tape that can be easily removed next spring (especially between and around vertical double windows) - Better quick fix is insulation tape - If you have an attic fan place insulation above it (do not forget to remove before spring use) and / or cover metal opening (no-one said this was going to look pretty) - Examine your home as if for the first time - when cold is severe touch windows, doors and areas that might have air leaks - Insulate wall light switches with pre-cut "panels" from your local hard-ware store

7) Visit local hardware stores for heat generating items such as vents that redirect hot air from the clothes dryer into the home during winter months - install intelligently. Check humidity levels and consider buying a few humidifiers - low humidity feels colder / higher feels warmer. Place temperature gauge inside refrigerator and adjust settings

8) Install programmable thermostat - discuss settings - 68 degrees is the national (winter) standard but 60-64 is quite livable if you dress warmly. Vary settings by time of day. Increase settings slowly - 1 degree an hour - with highest setting around 4pm and lowest setting after retiring for the night - run heat pump most between 10am and 4pm - less (zero is best) at night (set no lower than 55 at night to avoid pipes from freezing) - Sorry international participants - we still use Fahrenheit rather than Centigrade in the USA!

9) Revisit efforts daily (read meter at same time every day) and discuss weekly with residents (team approach is best) - positive results encourage continued support - Switch light bulbs to CFLs / LED technology - Turn-off when NOT in use - Phantom power equals 5% kWh loss per year increasing to 10% for some new HDTVs (NOT allowed in California) thanks to Arnold - Install power surge protectors so one switch turns off more TVs, DVDs. etc.
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Without these kWh usage can double and utility bills go out of sight. Share with neighbors. View other priority Entities / E-Profiles for more ideas and comments.

BEFORE next winter research and price (including tax incentives) backup heat generation from natural gas, propane, geothermal, solar, tank-less water heaters, dual heating systems, pellet stoves, etc. and carefully consider options that reduce your 100% dependency on grid-based electricity for heating.

Review attics - only 1 in 20 homes has adequate insulation. Check for external building leaks with specialized thermal equipment. Get a home energy audit after checking vendor references and with the Better Business Bureau.

GOOD LUCK, BE SAFE, AND SHARE RESULTS!
 


ER-LI: May 15 2013 Schools, County, Business, Airlie - at Poplar Springs

"Learn how FCPS (Fauquier Public Schools) can save $3M per year"

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Primary / Website URL:     http://www.energizedresearch-learninginstitute.com

PDF File:     er-li Invitation for May 15 event 28April13.pdf

UP IN SMOKE: BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY

The Saint James’ Green Team invites you to a serious conversation about the energy efficiency of our homes, churches, schools, and public buildings on Sunday, January 17 2016 4 PM, in the Parish Hall, Warrenton - Tell a friend - Pass it on

Energized Research / Learning Institute created on Earth Day 2013 (43rd) in memory of Dr. Murdock Head (Airlie) and his "Island of Thought" in the late sixties

Landing page created 4/10/13 updated May 2, 2013, September 22, 2014 and January 7, 2016

Brighter Communities hosts Eco-Education workshops as a center for Eco-Technology and Eco-Innovation - 9/22/14

Agenda designed for very busy schedules!

Stop by on your way home after work, or stop by later

Register* by texting 540 219 0445540 219 0445 before 5/12/13 

Energy Conservation / Sustainability in our Public Schools 5-7pm

Energy Conservation / Sustainability in County Government / Business

Networking – Talk to practical subject matter experts in small groups 

Brief unique ER-LI presentations with Q&A

Networking – “How can we do more?”

7pm: First drink "free" / cash bar 

8pm - ER-LI Wrap-Up: “Thank you for making a difference!”

Space is limited so register early.  Thank you!

Founder: Energized Research / Learning Institute (150 limit) 

** IWT: I Was There… When the Energized Research / Learning Institute was born.
Originally scheduled for 4/15/2013 but conflicts arose (English subtle, very dry humor)

Opening anouncements occured on Earth Day 2013 at the

Fauqier County Conservation Roundtable founded by Bob Lee and now chaired by

Paul McCulla - thank you both! 

 1st drink free / snacks / cash bar



ER-LI: Sustain / Earth Day 2013 / Airlie / FCPS

"FCPS wasting tax payer money - about $3M per year?"

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Primary / Website URL:     http://www.energizedresearch-learninginstitute.com

PDF File:     er-li overview earth day 2013.pdf

UP IN SMOKE: BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY

The Saint James’ Green Team invites you to a serious conversation about the energy efficiency of our homes, churches, schools, and public buildings on Sunday, January 17 2016 4 PM, in the Parish Hall, Warrenton - Tell a friend - Pass it on

New email address is Community@er-li.com 

Landing pages created for Earth Day 2013 (43rd) on 4/9/13. Updated 7/10/13, 9/22/14 and 1/7/16

Brighter Communities to hosts Eco-Education workshops as a center for Eco-Technology and Eco-Innovation - 9/22/14

Over the past 9 years data has been quietly gathered that recognizes local Energy Conservation / Sustainability Initiatives in Fauquier, a prominent Virginia County / Entity.

Click PDF File for our Mission and other introductory information.

Photo courtesy FCPS School Support Council member Michael Rainger shows geothermal ceiling units at FHS during construction (10/4/12) 



Foundations: Airlie Conference Center

"Earth Day concepts conceived at an "Island of thought" with the best brains / thinkers of the day - 1B participants in 2011 - MAJOR success story from small, humble, original, innovative beginnings ... NEXT?"

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UP IN SMOKE: BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY

The Saint James’ Green Team invites you to a serious conversation about the energy efficiency of our homes, churches, schools, and public buildings on Sunday, January 17 2016 4 PM, in the Parish Hall, Warrenton - Tell a friend - Pass it on

 Landing page created 5/24/2011 Last update 1/7/16

Airlie Center is a leading conference destination in the United States and celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2011. Founded as an “Island of Thought” by Dr.Murdock Head, Airlie combines experienced leadership in conference and event planning with diversified meeting facilities, a secluded 1,200 acre campus, and an ongoing commitment to sustainable and green initiatives.

Just one hour’s drive from downtown Washington, D.C., Airlie Center provides transformative meeting experiences for professional groups in the non-profit, private and government sectors. The Center’s natural setting, distinguished meeting rooms, distinctive cuisine and impeccable service all contribute to lasting memories for the several hundred groups that discover Airlie each year.

Airlie Center holds Virginia Department of Environmental Quality’s E3 (Environmental Excellence) designation and Green Seal ‘Silver’ status. The Center is an active member of the International Association of Conference Centers (IACC).

Learn more about the late '50s and the origination of Earth Day concepts by going to www.airlie.com Search / View entity "Airlie" for more details



Quality of life? Airlie Pavilion goes geothermal!

"Schools: $2.2M taxpayer savings. Government: $220,617 less energy $$. EDA / Commercial: $20K / year saved & utility rate bulk purchase. Residence cut costs 82%? Net zero?"

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Primary / Website URL:     http://www.energized-fauquier.com

PDF File:     energizing local sustainability 20july12.pdf

UP IN SMOKE: BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY

The Saint James’ Green Team invites you to a serious conversation about the energy efficiency of our homes, churches, schools, and public buildings on Sunday, January 17 2016 4 PM, in the Parish Hall, Warrenton - Tell a friend - Pass it on

Click < Return to list (above) for storyboard (no scroll) / F11=full screen Created 7/20/12 Updated 10/9/12, 9/22/14 and 1/7/16

Airlie Pavilion goes geothermal with LEED Certfication

Brighter Communities to hosts Eco-Education workshops as a center for Eco-Technology and Eco-Innovation - 9/22/14

Better Practices LLC has completed 1256 hours (as of 7/20/12) volunteering for free in Fauqier County Public Schools working with staff, teachers, students, principals and Administration on Energy Conservation / Sustainability efforts, processes, metrics, and tangible RESULTS of $2.2M in direct taxpayer savings and $5.9M in total "cost avoidance" Better Practices LLC has completed 600 hours as an approved vendor for Fauquier County Government saving $220K since efforts began in 2009 thanks to the onging support of the Board of Supervisors and the County Administrator / Executive staff Better Practices LLC completed 12 months onsite at Vint Hill EDA working with EDA staff and commercial enterprises instigating cost savings of $20K per year Better Practices LLC began to develop this repository of data in conjunction with SiteWhirks located on Main Street Warrenton as a "content" driven application for Energy Conservation / Sustainability "best / better practices" in Fauquier County Virginia

Click on PDF for a 5-year overview (Power Point) of Energy Conservation in the Town of Warrenton, Fauquier County Government, Vint Hill EDA, and Fauquier County Public Schools


Top 20 Local Entities for Awards including Airlie

"Presented 9/17/13 at Vint Hill Craft Winery"

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PDF File:     er-li Initial Top 20 Earth Day 2013.pdf

UP IN SMOKE: BUILDING ENERGY EFFICIENCY

The Saint James’ Green Team invites you to a serious conversation about the energy efficiency of our homes, churches, schools, and public buildings on Sunday, January 17 2016 4 PM, in the Parish Hall, Warrenton - Tell a friend - Pass it on


Fauquier is HOME to many individuals, groups and entities that complete local Eco - Friendly projects / initiatives / programs with significant RESULTS.

If you know of other local efforts either Past, Present or Future - PLEASE let us know some high level details by either email to Community@ER-LI.com or text details to 540 219 0445540 219 0445.

Communications are ALWAYS private and confidential.


Our ONLY requirement is that we are allowed to verify programs and capture RESULTS!

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