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: Energy Conservation SAVES $$ / kWh

"SUCCESSFUL Brighter Communities"

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Primary / Website URL:     http://www.thwars.com

PDF File:     Local energy Oct.'12.pdf

Clicking < Return to list ends scroll (F11=full screen) Created 8/9/12 updated Earth Day 2013

Local Energy $ / kWh Savings 

... add up to $3,050,000 < 5 years 

1) Public Schools $2.2M in direct savings (16%) 

... and $5.9M cost avoidance for ALL local taxpayers

2) County Government $220,617 for FY10-12 (11%)

3) Vint Hill EDA  $20,000 / year since 2010 (16%)

4) Windy Hill Foundation in The Plains: Geothermal All-Electric $1.37/day in August (3 bedroom / 2.5 bath 2 story unit)!

5) Chestnut Forks Tennis & Fitness Club - $3500 120 days (8%) winter '12

6) Huntonwood residence: $35,000 since 1995 (50%+ savings)

7) Airlie Foundation geothermal pavilion - fall '12 (LEED)

BAD NEWS! Dominion Power: Coal 38%, Renewable generation in VA - 0% (2% purchased from out of state)

Town of Warrenton: $30,000 energy increase at WARF in 2011 after a warmer than usual winter?



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

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 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

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



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

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, 1/7/16 and 4/10/17

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)

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


FCPS FY05 - FY13 Energy Analysis = $2.2M saved for taxpayers

"Reduce cost / aid budgets / help taxpayers"

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

PDF File:     fcps fy05 to fy13 oct12.pdf

Fauquier County Public Schools (20)

Click on PDF link above to view a brief analysis of 7 years actual expenses and 2 years projected (FY12 and FY13) with Phase 6 of the energy conservation program deployed no later than the start of the new school year on July 1, 2012. Delay costs an average of $20,000 per month.

Why feature SEAS (South East Alternatives School)? With respect to finite energy use SEAS is the most improved educational complex in Fauquier County based on FY12 YTD (year to date) data through the end of March 2012.

Landing page created 6/1/12 and updated 1/6/16, 4/10/17

UP IN SMOKE: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 at 4 PM, in the Parish Hall, Warrenton - Tell a friend - Pass it on



FCPS HS / MS FY09 Southeastern Alternative School (SEAS) - $11,268 / yr.

"FY09 Electrical Energy Usage"

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Southeastern Alternative School (G7-12)'s energy cost
Period  kWh  $$  CO2
Year      114560      11268      129452
Quarter      28640      2817      32363
Month      9546      939      10787
Week      2227      219      2517
24Hrs      318      31      359
                                
Information 
SupplierDominion
Meter Last ReadJune 30, 2009
E-CategoryEnergy: Basemark Buildings
CountyFauquier
StateVA

Primary (E-Com) Contact:Southeastern Alternative School (G7-12)
Communications (#/text):E-Com this Entity / E-Profile (benchmarks below)
Secondary Contact:Carscallen, Craig
Title:Principal
Address / Area: 4484 Catlett Road
Midland, VA 22728
2nd Phone # (ext):(540)788-1054
Fax #:(540)788-1207
Primary / Website URL:http://www.fcps1.org/education/school/school.php?sectionid=2145
 

 
Note: Oil heating costs NOT included

From above link:
Neibauer, Shelly Assistant Principal
Transportation Services: (540)347-6176

BENCHMARKS

1) Built 1963 2010 (under construction)
2) Rooms 10
3) Square feet 17,754
4) Acres 10.8
5) Student capacity 191
6) Students registered na
7) Total cost / square foot / FY09 - $0.98 (fuel oil / electric)
8) Fuel oil heating - FY09 - $6,196
9) Total energy cost - FY09 - $17,464
10)Cost of energy / student / year - na
11)NO EMCS - Energy Management Control Systems
12)Student occupancy - na
 


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