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