Green Campus Initiative
Join us in a campus-wide effort to reduce energy consumption at LCCC.
Reducing energy consumption not only saves money, but is good for the environment. As a result, Lorain County Community College is taking aggressive steps to measure and manage our use of energy across campus.
LCCC is working with Mr. Peter Garforth and Mr. Bob Dehne, who are energy-management consultants. Mr. Garforth and Mr. Dehne have visited our campus, and have recommended many ways to reduce our energy consumption.
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
- Flexibility to grow with the anticipated build-out
Flexibility to add new technologies as they emerge
- Minimize direct and indirect greenhouse gas creation
- Role model for Students, Community and Ohio
- Exceed requirements of Ohio House Bill 251
- Long-term horizon through 2030
- Final report & presentations within agreed timeline
- Potential new academic programs based on energy productivity and climate change mitigation