Litchfield's "Green Team" Dashboard Update

Litchfield is 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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