Performance Contracting

J. Lupton Simpson Middle School

Loudoun County Public SchoolsLeesburg, Virginia

Loudoun County Public Schools, located in Leesburg, Virginia, partnered with CMTA Energy Solutions to implement a Guaranteed Energy Savings Contract at J. Lupton Simpson Middle School. A Technical Energy Audit of the building identified several opportunities to save operational costs while also improving the learning and working environment in the building. This project, which includes a 592.5 kW solar photovoltaic array, was completed over the summer of 2020.

The recently replaced roof made this school a perfect candidate for Loudoun County Public School’s first large solar installation. Another major objective of this project was the renovation to LED lighting throughout the building. The new LED lighting completely changed the look of the facility. Occupancy sensors were installed in strategic locations to control the new lighting and dimming controls were installed in all instructional and office spaces. Additional project improvements are listed below:

  • 592.5 kW PV Solar Array Composed of 1,500 solar panels
  • Full LED Lighting Renovation, Both Interior and Exterior
  • Controls Retro-commissioning
  • Transformer Replacements
  • Building Envelope Improvements
  • Water Efficiency Upgrades
  • Bunsen Burner Fuel Conversion to Natural Gas from Propane
  • Utility Meter Elimination
  • Domestic Water Heating Improvements

This project reduced energy usage by 61%, resulting in a post-project EUI of 16.6 and the elimination of 993 metric tons of carbon dioxide. This school is the first Loudoun County facility to achieve a perfect 100 ENERGY STAR score.

J. Lupton Middle School

What does this data mean?
Baseline: The annual energy consumption before the project
Guaranteed: CMTA's guaranteed energy use for the client post-project
Actual: The measured energy use after the project

Every renovation project has unique challenges, but the difference with CMTA is their 'ownership' in the project and the commitment from their team to work with our team in resolving the issue quickly and professionally, a true team partnership approach.

Edward D. Treanor V, Executive Director & Chief of Facilities Services

Loudoun County Public Schools, Virginia