Litchfield "Green Team" Energy Dashboard


Litchfield participating in Eversource -sponsored program “Clean Energy Communities”; to better understand & manage energy use and costs

  • Linked to a Town’s commitment: 20% reduction by 2018, and 20% from renewable sources
  • Accomplishments:
    • Data gathering back to 2008-10, then into Portfolio Manager
    • ASHREA Audit of LIS
    • Energy Audit for each of Town’s buildings
    • School Project
    • Two $5,000 Bright Idea Grant awards
    • Investigating renewable opportunities
  • Energy “Dashboard” created by Town’s Energy Advisory Committee (aka Green Team), and will be update semi annually
  • Data captured for all of the Town’s buildings
  • Energy Advisory Committee’s Goals:
    • Raise awareness of energy issues among Town leaders
    • Stimulate energy-saving strategy development
    • Track progress against the Town’s 20% Goal
  • Dashboard Details
  • Comparing most recent period to 2011 baseline
  • • Tracks electricity & oil
  • • Determines “Energy Star” & “Energy Utilization Index (EUI) scores

o Energy Star: 0-100 Higher is better
o EUI: 0 - +++ Lower is better

  • Future Goals
  • To search additional energy savings opportunities
  • Seek and investigate renewable energy opportunities like solar & geothermal
  • Identify possible site for electric car charging stations
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