School Energy Management Program (SEMP)
Energy Efficiency Planning & Consultation in an Era of Cost Containment.
The School Energy Management Program (SEMP) has been serving Vermont schools since 1993. We help Vermont schools to reduce costs by providing practical advice on energy efficiency and money-saving capital improvements.
The School Energy Management Program offers expert consultation, helping schools maximize energy efficiency, reduce energy budgets and improve the learning environment. SEMP's knowledge of school planning, budget preparation and decision-making uniquely qualifies us to help you navigate energy management decisions.
Working closely with Efficiency Vermont and the Vermont Department of Public Service SEMP complements the expertise of architects and engineers, helping them to focus on all cost-effective energy efficiency opportunities available to your school. Energy efficiency saves money, conserves natural resources and protects the environment. It simply makes sense!
As part of the Vermont Superintendents Association, SEMP offers core services at no direct cost to Vermont schools.
SEMP's specific focus allows us to offer independent third-party insights throughout your planning process. These non-biased recommendations prove valuable to both school boards and the public.
If you are considering or planning school improvements, take full advantage of this opportunity to maximize energy efficiency. Call SEMP for energy efficiency consultation in any of these areas:
- Renovations and additions
- New construction
- Equipment acquisition
- Electric energy efficiency, in partnership with Efficiency Vermont www.efficiencyvermont.com
- Energy efficiency projects
- Utility billing
- Renewable energy biomass heating systems
For more information, contact Norm Etkind, Program Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
School Energy Needs
This is a summary of energy needs in Vermont schools based on an evaluation of 39 site visit reports and extrapolating that data.
Schools Visited by SEMP since November 2005
This is a listing of the schools that received site visits from the School Energy Management Program. The list includes the number of buildings at the school.
SEMP Evaluation Results
This is the final report on the SEMP evaluation project completed in August 2010. The program evaluation was funded by a grant from the High Meadows Fund.
Chip Survey Results - - Modern Systems --2009-2010
This is the survey results for the 2009-2010 heating season from the wood chip systems that were installed since 2000.
Wood Chip Survey Results - 2009-2010
These are the results of the chip survey of the 43 Vermont schools that used wood chips for heat during the 2009-2010 heating season.
Facility Operating Plan Template
This Facility Operating Plan Template was created by VSA-SEMP for schools to use. It facilitates the creation of an operating plan to properly manage buildings for efficiency and educational atmosphere. The project was funded by Efficiency Vermont.