South Atlantic Region

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South Atlantic Success Stories

We encourage you to learn more about our energy conservation program from the people who know us best: Cenergistic clients.

Check out our client success stories from the South Atlantic Region below.

Success Stories

Florida - Nassau County School District

Nassau County School District
Nassau, FL

The exceptional partnership between the facilities department of Nassau County School District and Cenergistic has yielded $1.4 Million in savings for the district.


2014 11,098 1,700,553 21

Florida - Escambia County School District

Escambia County School District
Pensacola, FL

Nine Escambia County School District buildings earned ENERGY STAR recognition for 2012.

Ms. Jacquelyn Smith
Energy Specialist

Ms. Smith has served Escambia County schools for eight years. She earned her Master’s Degree in Management from Troy State University and her Bachelor’s Degree in Data Processing Technology from Florida A&M University. Ms. Smith retired from the Navy as a Lieutenant Commander. 

2006 42,642 6,396,366 24% 118 62.55

Florida - First Baptist Church Naples

First Baptist Church Naples
Naples, FL

The energy program at First Baptist Church Naples has accelerated to significant savings due to strong support from the pastor and leadership, as well as a passionate energy management. This combination ensures the church will continue to retain funds critical to the mission of the church and the private Christian school for many years.


2010 4,650 250,669 29% 49 28.23

Florida - First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks

First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks
Largo, FL

Located near Tampa Bay, the First Baptist Church of Indian Rocks has seen its energy conservation program become an energy conservation way of life. The leadership has seen the positive impact on the budget and the congregation has in turn seen the good stewardship of the church. It’s a commitment to conservation that will be a part of the church for years to come.


2009 5,500 315,500 20% 46 40.50

Florida - First Baptist Church, Orlando

First Baptist Church
Orlando, FL

FBC Orlando earned the 2010 ENERGY STAR Congregations Award

Mr. Jim Hughes
Energy Specialist

Mr. Jim Hughes has enjoyed a 28-year career at First Baptist of Orlando beginning in 1984. Following his first position in operations, Jim transferred to the production Department and became the Lead Lighting Designer for all worship and community productions. In 1996, he was promoted to the department’s Production Manager and later to Technical Director.

His employment at First Baptist in operations and production enhanced his knowledge of the physical layout of the facilities and offered him a chance to work with staff in every ministry, either directly or in an advisory role. Staff and members have been more open to working with and supporting an effort if they know and support the people running the program. That is one of the primary reasons for the success of their energy program.

Mr. Hughes attended Florida Technological University (now University of Central Florida) on a four-year education scholarship.

2008 14,600 677,405 34% 66 42.03

Florida - Valencia College - Assistant Vice President, Facilities (Retired)

Valencia College
Orlando, FL

Valencia College began its Cenergistic program in May 2011. The college is nearing completion of a large new building that will double square footage on its Osceola campus. A new chiller plant was recently opened on the Osceola campus as well.

The program got off to a good early start. Internal communications have been excellent.

Ms. Helene Loiselle
Assistant Vice President, Facilities and Sustainability (Retired)

Before moving to Florida, Ms. Loiselle was Construction Project Manager for North Harris Montgomery Community College District in Houston, Texas. Ms. Loiselle has extensive experience with capital projects and facilities in the private and public sectors. Ms. Loiselle has a Bachelor of Applied Sciences, Civil Engineering from the University of Montreal and an MBA from McGill University in Montreal.

2011 23,816 2,145,408 27% 51 51.37

Florida - Valencia College - Energy Specialist

Valencia College
Orlando, FL

Valencia College began its Cenergistic program in May 2011. The college is nearing completion of a large new building that will double square footage on its Osceola campus. A new chiller plant was recently opened on the Osceola campus as well.

The program got off to a good early start. Internal communications have been excellent.

Ms. Patti Riva
Energy Specialist/Operations Manager

Ms. Riva earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from the University of Alabama and her Master of Social Work from the University of Hawaii. She has worked in the film and television industry, and for social development programs. She served as Program Manager for single parents and displaced homemakers at Valencia College before becoming Evening/Weekend Manager. Ms. Riva has served on the college’s Sustainability Committee since 2009.

2011 23,816 2,145,408 27% 51 51.37

Georgia - Camden County Schools

Camden County Schools
Kingsland, GA

After suffering budget cuts of nearly $30 million over a five-year period, leadership was aggressively seeking ways to reduce costs. Through the energy program, the district is realizing significant savings — allowing leaders to redirect funds back into the schools as well as raise the importance of energy conservation with students.

Dr. Mark Stewart, Ed. D
Assistant Superintendent for Facilities

Dr. Stewart has worked for Camden County Schools for nearly 30 years. He has served on the boards of several local organizations, including United 1st Federal Credit Union and the Lower Southeast Chapter of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in education from the University of Georgia as well as Masters and Specialist degrees from Valdosta State University and his Doctorate from the University of Sarasota.

2011 9,600 1,589,087 40% 50 21.64

Georgia - Troup County School System

Troup County School System
LaGrange, GA

Troup County School System is saving 29% of its expected energy costs in the program’s second year. Strategic building scheduling and system management, overseen by Cenergistic’s engineers and experts, is delivering significant savings throughout the year.

Mr. John Radcliffe
Assistant Superintendent for Operations

Mr. John Radcliffe is Assistant Superintendent for Operations for Troup County School System.

2010 12,500 2,437,775 32% 60 30.36

Maryland - Allegany County Public Schools

Allegany County Public Schools
Cumberland, MD

Allegany County Public Schools has implemented the Cenergistic behavioral energy program for 10 years. The district’s energy use per square foot has decreased 31%

The local newspaper’s editorial board congratulated the district on its program, citing hard work and ingenuity, in August 2009.


2003 8,913 1,886,510 19% 156 61.10

Virginia - Fairfax County Public Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools
Fairfax, VA

Fairfax County Public Schools was awarded ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in 2017. The school system also earned the most K12 certifications for any one organization in a year in 2015 (146) and 2016 (153).


2014 181,536 26,546,560 16

Virginia - Henry County Schools

Henry County Schools
Collinsville, VA

As if earning the ENERGY STAR for every one of the district’s 14 schools wasn’t enough! When the data was complete for the end of Henry County’s third year of implementing the Cenergistic energy management program, the district had exceeded savings projections by more than $200,000. That’s welcome news for any school district in these times of reduced funding and increased mandates. Add national recognition from the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR program and the taxpayers of Henry County, Virginia, can be confident that their district is practicing good stewardship of financial and natural resources.

2009 7,027 1,254,836 27% 68 50.09

Virginia - Loudoun County Public Schools - Superintendent

Loudoun County Public Schools
Ashburn, VA

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), the fourth largest school district in the Commonwealth of Virginia, serves more than 60,000 students across 10 high schools, 13 middle schools, 51 elementary schools, a technology center, and an alternative education school, representing over 10 million square feet.

LCPS received ENERGY STAR recognition for showing continued dedication to improving its energy efficiency while educating students about the importance of being good environmental stewards.

Key achievements include:

  • Earning ENERGY Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012 and Partner of the Year in 2010 & 2011.
  • Performing energy audits at four schools and identifying and resolving more than 190 issues, reducing district annual utility expenses by $86,000 in these four schools alone.
  • Earning ENERGY STAR Leaders recognition in January 2010 for improving its portfolio-wide energy efficiency by 10 percent.
  • Earning the ENERGY STAR for 24 buildings in 2009 for a total of 25.
  • Virginia School Board Association Certified Green Schools 2011, First Place Winner (Student population 10,001 and up), Platinum Certification

Dr. Edgar B. Hatrick, III
Former Superintendent

Edgar B. Hatrick III served as superintendent in Loudoun County from 1991 to 2014. His entire career in education, which began in 1967, has been spent with Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS).

He served as president of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents and the Washington Area Superintendents' Study Council.

He has been a guest lecturer at University of Virginia, George Mason University, Shenandoah University and Marymount University. He received his doctorate and master's degrees in education from Virginia Tech and his bachelor's degree in English from the University of Richmond.

Dr. Hatrick is a 1963 graduate of Loudoun County High School. He has been a member of the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) for 23 years and has served on the AASA Executive Committee and the AASA Governing Board as well as serving as its president for the 2010-2011 school year.

1993 69,000 10,682,779 28% 266 60.98

Virginia - Loudoun County Public Schools - Energy Specialist 1

Loudoun County Public Schools
Ashburn, VA

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), the fourth largest school district in the Commonwealth of Virginia, serves more than 60,000 students across 10 high schools, 13 middle schools, 51 elementary schools, a technology center, and an alternative education school, representing over 10 million square feet.

LCPS received ENERGY STAR recognition for showing continued dedication to improving its energy efficiency while educating students about the importance of being good environmental stewards.

Key achievements include:

  • Earning ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence Award in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012 and Partner of the Year in 2010 & 2011.
  • Performing energy audits at four schools and identifying and resolving more than 190 issues, reducing district annual utility expenses by $86,000 in these four schools alone.
  • Earning ENERGY STAR Leaders recognition in January 2010 for improving its portfolio-wide energy efficiency by 10 percent.
  • Earning the ENERGY STAR for 24 buildings in 2009 for a total of 25.
  • Virginia School Board Association Certified Green Schools 2011, First Place Winner (Student population 10,001 and up), Platinum Certification

Mr. John Lord
Energy Specialist

Mr. John Lord earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Spanish from Colorado State University with a concentration in Latin American Studies.  He is a licensed Spanish teacher with 10 years of classroom experience. 

He is a Certified Energy Manager, Certified Sustainable Development Professional, Certified Demand Side Management Professional, Certified Energy Auditor and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional through the Association of Energy Engineers. He serves on the Board of Directors of the National Capital Chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers.

1993 69,000 10,682,779 28% 266 60.98

Virginia - Loudoun County Public Schools - Energy Specialist 2

Loudoun County Public Schools
Ashburn, VA

Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS), the fourth largest school district in the Commonwealth of Virginia, serves more than 60,000 students across 10 high schools, 13 middle schools, 51 elementary schools, a technology center, and an alternative education school, representing over 10 million square feet.

LCPS received ENERGY STAR recognition for showing continued dedication to improving its energy efficiency while educating students about the importance of being good environmental stewards.

Key achievements include:

  • Earning ENERGY Star Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award in 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 & 2012 and Partner of the Year in 2010 & 2011.
  • Performing energy audits at four schools and identifying and resolving more than 190 issues, reducing district annual utility expenses by $86,000 in these four schools alone.
  • Earning ENERGY STAR Leaders recognition in January 2010 for improving its portfolio-wide energy efficiency by 10 percent.
  • Earning the ENERGY STAR for 24 buildings in 2009 for a total of 25.
  • Virginia School Board Association Certified Green Schools 2011, First Place Winner (Student population 10,001 and up), Platinum Certification

Mr. Mike Barancewicz
Energy Specialist

Mr. Mike Barancewicz, CEM CEP CSDP CDSM CEA, has 26 years of energy experience. He worked with Dominion Virginia Power for 16 years and has served LCPS 10 years. He served as a BOMA Tidewater Region Vice President. He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology from Old Dominion University.

Mr. Barancewicz sits on the Board for the Virginia Energy Purchasing Governmental Association and Chairs the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Committee. He participates on the Metropolitan Washington Council of Government’s Energy Advisory Committee and is an alternate for the Climate Energy & Environment Policy Committee.

1993 69,000 10,682,779 28% 266 60.98

Virginia - Washington and Lee University - Energy Specialist

Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA

The historic campus of Washington and Lee University serves more than 1,500 students in 65+ buildings. Two Energy Specialists are helping Washington & Lee reduce its utility consumption and carbon footprint through the Cenergistic program. Entering their second year in the program, they are on track to reduce energy usage by over 18%.

Mr. Morris Trimmer
Energy Specialist

Mr. Morris Trimmer came to Washington & Lee in 1993 and was promoted to systems engineer in 2008. Prior to joining W&L, Trimmer was co-owner and artist-blacksmith with Woods Creek Forge in Lexington. Trimmer earned his Bachelor's Degree in Geology from Earlham College. He has served as a member and chair of the Washington and Lee Environmental Planning and Management Committee. He is an election official in Lexington. He belonged to the Woods Creek Restoration Committee from 2000 to 2006. Mr. Trimmer converted his diesel car to run on used vegetable oil.

2011 2,155 1,859,070 18% 45 102.72

Virginia - Washington and Lee University - President

Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA

The historic campus of Washington and Lee University serves more than 1,500 students in 65+ buildings. Two Energy Specialists are helping W&L reduce its utility consumption and carbon footprint through the Cenergistic program. Entering their second year in the program they are on track to reduce energy usage by over 18%.

Dr. Kenneth Ruscio
President

Dr. Ruscio is in his seventh year as president of Washington and Lee. He previously served as the dean of the Jepson School of Leadership Studies at the University of Richmond. He held faculty and staff positions at Washington and Lee between 1987 and 2002, serving as a faculty member in The Williams School of Commerce, Economics, and Politics, and dean of freshmen.

Dr. Ruscio earned his BA in politics from Washington and Lee, and an MPA. and a Ph.D. in public affairs and public administration from Syracuse University's Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Ruscio has authored articles, book reviews, essays and a book, "The Leadership Dilemma in Modern Democracy" (2004). 

2011 2,155 1,859,070 18% 45 102.72

Virginia - Washington and Lee University - VP Finance

Washington and Lee University
Lexington, VA

The historic campus of Washington and Lee University serves more than 1,500 students in 65+ buildings. Two Energy Specialists are helping Washington & Lee reduce its utility consumption and carbon footprint through the Cenergistic program. Entering their second year in the program, they are on track to reduce energy usage by over 18%.  

 

Mr. Steve McAllister
Treasurer and VP for Finance and Administration

Mr. McAllister was appointed to the position of Treasurer and Vice President for Finance in July 2002, after serving as Associate Vice President for Finance since 2000. He also served as Director of Budgets and Financial Planning from 1988 to 2000 and as Assistant Treasurer from 1993 to 1998. Prior to joining the University, Mr. McAllister served seven years at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, now Randolph College, where he acted as Business Manager, Director of Budget/Assistant to Vice President for Finance and Administration, and Assistant to the Director of Business Affairs. Mr. McAllister received his M.B.A. in 1997 from Lynchburg College and his B.A. in Economics in 1986 from Roanoke College.

2011 2,155 1,859,070 18% 45 102.72

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