Carbon Footprint/ Energy Benchmarking of The Burlington School Buildings By Gretchen Carey, Jenna Jaffe, and Stephen Jeffe...
Benchmarking <ul><li>“ Benchmarking” is determining a building’s energy performance. It is the first step to reducing ener...
Data Used for Benchmarking: <ul><li>The program compares our schools to other schools in our area, taking into account deg...
The Portfolio Manager Report: <ul><li>1. Gives each school a rating between 1 and 100. This rating compares it to other sc...
The rating system: <ul><li>1 is the l owest possible rating </li></ul><ul><li>From 25 to 50, efficiency can be increased b...
Our results: Energy Star ratings of Burlington Schools -9.6 15 Marshall Simonds Middle School -4 24 Fox Hill Elementary 24...
MSMS Pine Glen Memorial
Burlington Schools’ Carbon Footprints 57352 295 PG Pine Glen 42448 303 Mem. Memorial School 125368 732 MSMS Marshall Simon...
 
Low Hanging Fruit <ul><li>Create a system for turning lights off after school </li></ul><ul><li>All computers should be sh...
Other green suggestions: <ul><ul><li>Encourage the use of both sides of the paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buy recycled ...
Student Opinions <ul><li>“ I have had SmartBoards in my history and health classes too, but we never used them in class. T...
Return On Investment <ul><li>Now that we have determined each school's energy efficiency, the Energy Star program can help...
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BPS Carbon Footprint

  1. 1. Carbon Footprint/ Energy Benchmarking of The Burlington School Buildings By Gretchen Carey, Jenna Jaffe, and Stephen Jefferson
  2. 2. Benchmarking <ul><li>“ Benchmarking” is determining a building’s energy performance. It is the first step to reducing energy consumption and reducing its carbon footprint. </li></ul><ul><li>Our benchmarking was done with the use of the Energy Star program, Portfolio Manager. With this program we were able to assess each building’s energy performance and carbon emissions, using data given to us by Craig Robinson. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Data Used for Benchmarking: <ul><li>The program compares our schools to other schools in our area, taking into account degree days. </li></ul><ul><li>Square footage </li></ul><ul><li>Amount of air conditioning/ heating </li></ul><ul><li>Number of cold rooms for storage </li></ul><ul><li>Onsite cooking </li></ul><ul><li>Number of computers </li></ul><ul><li>Number of students </li></ul><ul><li>Whether or not it is open on weekends, and/or over the summer </li></ul><ul><li>The last five years gas and electric bills (1/2005-12/2008) </li></ul>
  4. 4. The Portfolio Manager Report: <ul><li>1. Gives each school a rating between 1 and 100. This rating compares it to other schools in the area. </li></ul><ul><li>2. Calculates the building’s carbon footprint, measuring Metric Tons of Greenhouse gas emissions. </li></ul><ul><li>3. Can give you a comparison of select years of a school’s energy efficiency: whether the school is becoming more or less efficient. This allows you to determine the usefulness of changes you choose to implement. </li></ul><ul><li>4. Allows you to set an energy efficiency goal (i.e. “we would like to become 10% more efficient”) and lets you know how much money that goal would save you. </li></ul>
  5. 5. The rating system: <ul><li>1 is the l owest possible rating </li></ul><ul><li>From 25 to 50, efficiency can be increased by changing tenant behavior with little to no financial investment. </li></ul><ul><li>Above 50, changes can still be made and be effective, but larger gains in efficiency are likely to require replacing the lighting and windows. </li></ul><ul><li>50 indicates average performance. At 75 the building is eligible for the Energy “Star” </li></ul>
  6. 6. Our results: Energy Star ratings of Burlington Schools -9.6 15 Marshall Simonds Middle School -4 24 Fox Hill Elementary 24.8 35 Memorial School -7.4 41 Francis Wyman -5.2 48 Pine Glen -4.7 66 BHS (1-100) Change from Baseline: Adjusted Energy Use (%) Current Rating Facility Name
  7. 7. MSMS Pine Glen Memorial
  8. 8. Burlington Schools’ Carbon Footprints 57352 295 PG Pine Glen 42448 303 Mem. Memorial School 125368 732 MSMS Marshall Simonds Middle School 122868 529 FW Francis Wyman 59000 380 FHS Fox Hill Elementary 360000 2036 BHS BHS square footage current total GHG: MtCO2e   Facility Name
  9. 10. Low Hanging Fruit <ul><li>Create a system for turning lights off after school </li></ul><ul><li>All computers should be shut off at the end of the day </li></ul><ul><li>Adapting light usage for sunny days </li></ul><ul><li>Keep the windows closed when the building is being heated </li></ul><ul><li>Shut off the lights in the gym and library when not in use </li></ul><ul><li>Shut off the lights and machines in the kitchen when not in use. </li></ul><ul><li>Install fans to circulate warm/cooled air </li></ul><ul><li>Shut off the vending machines if possible </li></ul><ul><li>Are Smartboards necessary? </li></ul>
  10. 11. Other green suggestions: <ul><ul><li>Encourage the use of both sides of the paper </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Buy recycled paper products </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low flow toilets </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waterless urinals </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Motion sensors for lights </li></ul></ul>
  11. 12. Student Opinions <ul><li>“ I have had SmartBoards in my history and health classes too, but we never used them in class. They just consumed a lot of space and were a waste.” (Kerri Gavin, Sr. BHS) </li></ul><ul><li>“ Yes, although it may cost the schools to switch [light bulbs], it would be saving energy and money in the long run.” ( Carissa Healey, sophomore. BHS) </li></ul><ul><li>“ I feel like the heat and air conditioning are used at inappropriate times. They put the heat on when we don’t need it and then when its freezing they don’t use it? And I don’t think it’s necessary to use anything in the fall when the weather outside is fine, no heat or AC needed.” (Natalie Casey, Sr. BHS) </li></ul>
  12. 13. Return On Investment <ul><li>Now that we have determined each school's energy efficiency, the Energy Star program can help us go forward and determine which green changes will have the best return on investment, and how to most efficiently pay for them. </li></ul>

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