KPPC Wins National ENERGY STAR Award
KPPC named ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year for Program Delivery.
On April 12, 2011, KPPC received an ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for Program Delivery during a ceremony in Washington, D.C. KPPC Executive Director Cam Metcalf says, "We are extremely proud to receive this prestigious national award that shows how the Center is progressing energy efficiency statewide across all sectors - industrial, commercial and institutional."
|Accepting the award on behalf of KPPC: (from left)
Senior Engineer Bob Miles, Assistant Director
Lissa McCracken and KEEPS Program
Manager Fred Byrd (right).
KPPC delivers a portfolio of programs that use ENERGY STAR’s seven-step Guidelines for Energy Management to help its clients build self-sustaining energy management programs. Through its Environmental Sustainability (ES) program and KEEPS—Kentucky Energy Efficiency Program for Schools, KPPC promotes ENERGY STAR processes and resources in an effort to encourage behavioral and operational changes that implement best energy management practices as an effective business model. KPPC’s focus is not on seeing its clients achieve a one-time cost savings, but on helping them build strong programs that will realize year-after-year sustainable results.
Ninety-seven Kentucky school districts participating in the KEEPS program are ENERGY STAR Partners, and through KPPC’s Kentucky Save Energy Now initiative, 21 facilities have committed to reduce energy use by 2.5 percent per year for 10 years. In 2010, KPPC conducted 44 on-site energy efficiency assessments that identified more than 467,000 MMBtu in potential energy savings with projected annual cost savings of $1.6 million/year. Both programs are designed to help Kentucky reach its goal of reducing per capita energy consumption by at least 25 percent of the state’s 1990 per capita energy use by 2012 and meeting 18 percent of the state’s energy needs from efficiency improvements by the year 2025.
KPPC was among 111 ENERGY STAR Partners from across the country to be recognized, including manufacturers, retailers, public schools, hospitals, real estate companies and home builders.