Energy Initiatives

Energy Initiatives

Green Campus

Reducing energy consumption not only saves money, but is good for the environment. As a result, in 2009, Lorain County Community College began taking aggressive steps to measure and manage our use of energy across campus.

LCCC adopted a strategic energy management plan after working with Mr. Peter Garforth and Mr. Bob Dehne, well-respected energy-management consultants. Mr. Garforth and Mr. Dehne visited our campus, and recommended many ways the College could reduce its energy consumption.


Green Campus Presentation April 28, 2009

Energy Fast Facts

New Global Energy Realities
  • Highest energy prices in history
    • Sustained volatility with upward trend
    • Globalizing prices
  • Dependence on imports
    • US – Oil (70%) and natural gas (16%)
    • EU – more than 50% of all energy
  • Concern over climate change
    • Global regulatory framework emerging
    • Lieberman-Warner Climate Bill narrowly defeated – 2009?
    • Uncertainty over compliance costs or opportunities
  • Underinvested North American energy infrastructure
    • Electricity grid
    • Rail for coal transport
    • Natural gas terminals
  • China and India major new energy customers
    • Major impacts on primary fuel prices
  • Trigger events – blackouts, hurricanes, tornados . . .

LCCC Energy Program Objectives
  • Improve energy efficiency
  • Reduce impact of future energy pricing
  • Improve energy supply reliability
  • Flex to grow with the anticipated build-out and to add new technologies as they emerge
  • Minimize direct and indirect greenhouse gas creation
  • Serve as role models for Students, Community and Ohio
  • Exceed requirements of Ohio House Bill 251



15 to Finish: Add a Late-Start Class Today

Take at least 15 credit hours per semester and you'll be closer to graduation and closer to your career. There’s still time to add a class to your schedule. Late-start courses begin March 23.
Click here to see the short-term class schedule and to register.

Use Caution in Parking Lots

Workers are replacing the light fixtures on campus roads and parking lots. Some roadways and parking spaces will blocked off during this time. Please be very careful and slow down.

MyTuition Guarantee

LCCC students now have the opportunity to participate in the MyTuition Guarantee. This new program holds tuition and fee rates for students registering in fall 2014, spring 2015, or fall 2015 for up to three years or until the completion of a degree, whichever comes first.
Click here to learn more and to complete the Completion Pledge. 


Students can save up to 80 percent on the cost of a traditional college degree. Learn more at

Financial Aid Filing Fairs

LCCC will offer free help for anyone filing a FAFSA form - regardless of the college they plan to attend - at a series of Financial Aid Filing Fairs held in February and March. Click here for details and to register online.

Sign Up for Text Alerts

Sign up to receive text message alerts in the event of campus emergencies, campus closings, campus power outages and severe weather announcements at

MBA Program Begins in Fall 2015

Beginning in fall 2015, Youngstown State University’s Williamson College of Business Administration will offer a master’s of business administration degree through the University Partnership. Learn more.