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 Garfort 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.
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