Left to right are LCPS Associate Superintendent for Operations Dane Kennon, Assistant Superintendent for Finance Terry Dean, Energy Specialist Jim Mulhauser, Superintendent Stan Rounds, Board of Education President Dr. Connie Phillips, El Paso Electric Company Manager of Energy Efficiency and Utilization Paul Royalty and LCPS Energy Specialist Sean Barham. They are holding three checks – one for the $52,811 LCPS received from El Paso Electric Company for energy efficiency at four schools, one representing total annual energy savings and one representing the amount LCPS is expected to receive over 15 years through EPEC’s SCORE Plus Program. Photo by Leslie Cervantes, LCPS.

Left to right are LCPS Associate Superintendent for Operations Dane Kennon, Assistant Superintendent for Finance Terry Dean, Energy Specialist Jim Mulhauser, Superintendent Stan Rounds, Board of Education President Dr. Connie Phillips, El Paso Electric Company Manager of Energy Efficiency and Utilization Paul Royalty and LCPS Energy Specialist Sean Barham. They are holding three checks – one for the $52,811 LCPS received from El Paso Electric Company for energy efficiency at four schools, one representing total annual energy savings and one representing the amount LCPS is expected to receive over 15 years through EPEC’s SCORE Plus Program.
Photo by Leslie Cervantes, LCPS.

For immediate release: February 27, 2013

LCPS Gets $53,000 for Energy Savings

LAS CRUCES – LCPS has received $52,811 for its second year of energy efficiency projects as part of El Paso Electric’s (EPEC) SCORE® Plus Program. EPEC presented LCPS Energy Specialists Sean Barham and Jim Mulhauser with the check at the February 26, 2013 Board of Education meeting.

The amount is based on rebates received because of energy reduction and savings at four schools – University Hills and Sunrise elementaries and Picacho and Sierra middle schools – and the newly renovated LCPS Professional Development Center (PDC). The schools and the PDC reduced their use of electricity for lighting and for heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC), and some applied a roof coating that made buildings more energy efficient. Sunrise Elementary led the with a total rebate of nearly $21,000.

Energy Savings by School or School District Site

 

LCPS SCHOOL OR SITE

LIGHTING SAVINGS

ROOF COATING SAVINGS

HVAC SAVINGS

TOTAL SAVED

University Hills Elementary $5,830.72 $6,28.75   $12,659.47
Sunrise Elementary $10,755.08 $9,980.40   $20,735.48
Picacho Middle School $16,327.82   $457.38 $16,795.20
Sierra Middle School $727.65     $727.65
Professional Development Center   $1,893.60   $1,893.60
        $52,811

“Our partnership with EPEC and their SCORE-Plus program is a wonderful incentive toward improving our energy efficiency across the school district,” said LCPS Energy Education Specialists Sean Barham Jim Mulhauser. “These schools are now using less electricity to provide a better learning environment for our students.”

“Since joining the SCORE Plus Program in 2011, LCPS has completed 15 energy efficiency projects,” said EPEC in a news release. “This year, LCPS installed high-efficiency lighting and ENERGY STAR® roof coating at multiple facilities.

“The SCORE Plus Program helps schools save energy and money by providing no-cost building system analysis, technical recommendations and financial incentives based on the total amount of energy the district will save. Additionally, SCORE Plus provides non-financial benefits such as district-wide facility energy benchmarking, energy master planning workshops and public relations assistance,” the news release continues.

The 2012 savings were equivalent to taking 75 cars off the road, providing electricity for 62 New Mexico homes for one year or abating carbon dioxide emissions from 841 barrels of oil, said EPEC. Projected savings during the next 15 years is almost $1.5 million.

In 2011, LCPS’ first year of participation in the SCORE program, the school district received a $8,482 rebate for installing energy-efficient lighting and air conditioning systems at Alameda Elementary School. LCPS has received SCORE program rebates totaling more than $61,000.

LCPS Total Achieved Incentives and Energy Savings

Program Year

Est. kW Saved

Annual kWh Saved

Incentive

Annual Energy Savings

2012

107.02

512,512

$52,811

$99,382

2011

138.85

522,720

$37,387

$50,181

Grand Total

245.87

1,035,232

$90,198

For more information, contact Mulhauser at 575.635.2072 or jmulhauser@lcps.k12.nm.us. Contact Barham at 202.8494 or sebarham@lcps.k12.nm.us.

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