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  • September 17, 2020 1:25 PM | Stephen Griebe (Administrator)

    In case you missed it, back in August Terry Salyers reviewed over the Energy Management Services provided by the KSPMA.  Watch the full webinar here at: KSPMA KEEP Program



  • June 22, 2020 9:23 AM | Stephen Griebe (Administrator)

    Golf Scramble

    Golfing with the Executive Directors Office

    July 23rd, 2020 @ Old Bridge Golf Course 1 Old Bridge Rd, Danville, KY 40422

    Meet at the Clubhouse at 7:00 AM EST. 

    18 Holes

    Awards + Gift Cards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place  ($400, $200, & $100)

    Door Prizes (EDO Marketing things)

    Lunch Included (Box Lunch Hamburger/Cheese Burger, Chips, Cookie and bottled water)

    Fee $450.00 per Team

    USGA Rules in Effect

    Lunch Sponsored by Energy Optizmizers and Thermal Equipment Sales and Service

    Hole 1 Sponsored by Energy Optimizers and Hole 10 Sponsored by Thermal Equipment Sales and Service

    Alcohol must be purchased at the Bar no outside Coolers Allowed (ABC Law)

    Note:  For the Vendors that paid for the Energy Conference Scramble they can attend this event in lieu of the Energy Event. 

    To Register for the Event:  https://outlook-hipix.formstack.com/forms/golf_scramble


  • June 22, 2020 7:35 AM | Stephen Griebe (Administrator)

    The KSPMA is actively seeking applicants for the 2020-2024 Vice-President.  This is a 4 year commitment to the organization (Vice-President, President Elect, President, Past President).  For more details and to apply for the position please visit:  KSPMA Application


  • June 19, 2020 2:21 PM | Stephen Griebe (Administrator)

    ICYMI:  The KSPMA made a historical moment this week by hosting our first "LIVE" Webinar's.  You can watch the recorded version of the events by clicking the links below.  

    Progressive Design Concepts for the Evolving Learning Environment
    Join Thermal Equipment Sales and a local manufacturer of High Volume Low-Speed Fans as we discuss an array of opportunities to implement energy savings measures in various K-12 school applications. Additionally, we'll discuss a proven method of significantly decreasing airborne virus propagation with the use of a UR-UVGI and circulator fans system.
    Presenters – Chris Tyler, Keith McKay, and Christian Taber

    View this Webinar:  PDCELE 

    Forming a Post-Covid Plan to Optimize Your Facilities

    Join Energy Optimizers in an open discussion.  
    Presenters- Sara Little 

     View this Webinar:  FPCPOF
    *Free for Members. 

  • February 24, 2020 1:29 PM | Stephen Griebe (Administrator)

    2020 KSPMA Professional Development & Energy Conference

    Sponsorship Opportunities

    Greetings!!!  I wanted to touch base with you and let you know about the upcoming 2 Day KSPMA Professional Development and Energy Conference.  This year’s combined event will provide the latest information from KDE, Energy providers, and other experts from the commonwealth.  The majority of attendees will be school administrators, which will be an excellent opportunity to meet the decision makers.  KSPMA appreciates your support and look forward to seeing you in Bowling Green.

    We are also advertising an opening for a Vendor Representative on the KSPMA board of directors.  Please contact Mr. Stephen Griebe or myself for more details.

    2020 Professional Development & Energy Conference

    Vendor Registration

    Date:            April 21st & 22nd, 2020

    Location:       Holiday Inn University Plaza and Sloan Convention Center

                        1021 Wilkinson Blvd.

                        Bowling Green, KY 42103

    Setup is on Monday April 20 from 1:00 PM CST to 5:00 PM CST we strongly encourage you to setup during this time period. 

    You can setup from 7:00 AM CST to 8:30 AM CST on Tuesday morning. If not setting up on Monday, you may miss some great opportunities to mingle with some of the attendee's and discuss your product/services. In years pasts, from 7:30 to 8:30 some of the attendee's arrive early and mingle with the vendors and other attendees. This is a great networking opportunity for you.

    We have 2 levels of sponsorship for this event: (The Conference Sponsor Level listed on the link is sold out)

    Premium Sponsor $950.00 Premium Sponsors can select any available booth.

    • Premium Location picked by Vendor in order of paid registrations. 
    • 6-foot table clothed 
    • 2- Chairs 
    • 2- Vendor Passes – Extra Badges - $100.00 Each
    • Electric
    • Advertisement in the program book 
    • Vendor Logo on Website    

    Standard Booth $475.00. Standard Booth Sponsors can select

    booths 11 – 46 + 51 – 66.

    • Location picked by Vendor in order of paid registrations 
    • 6-foot table clothed  
    • 2- Chairs 
    • 2- Vendor Passes – Extra Badges - $100.00 Each

    KSPMA is using a new interactive registration process.  When you select your level (Premium or Standard) you will select your own booth location. Your choice of locations is determined by when you register.  First come first served.  You will then be asked to enter your company information and will be invoiced via the email you provide.  All invoices are due by March 15th, 2020.

    Please click on the link below to register.

    2020 Spring Conference Vendor Registration

    2020 Golf Scrambles (PD/Energy Conference, Maintenance Technician/Custodial Conferences, Annual State Conference)

    KSPMA will also be hosting a golf scramble on Monday, April 20, 2020 at golf course adjacent to the hotel. Partial proceeds from this event will benefit our Scholarship program.  Please be on the lookout for additional information about the Golf event!  Get your 4-some together and test your skills!!!

    To register for the golf scramble please click:   2020 Spring Conference Golf Scramble

    Please feel free to contact me with any questions.

    Scott Rowland

    Assistant Director

    Scott.rowland@kspma.org

    (606) 793-2532


  • February 18, 2020 3:23 PM | Stephen Griebe (Administrator)

    ****Press Release**** 


    Lexington, Ky Congratulations to our newest Presidents Level Partner Harshaw Trane!!! 

    Harshaw Trane specializes in student-optimized learning environments——a combination of high-performance design, followed by proper maintenance and upgrades throughout a building’s lifecycle. But our energy-efficient equipment, innovative building controls and flexible service plans are just a few elements of the Harshaw Trane story. Our greatest strength is our ability to create partnerships with our educational clients. In-depth consultation with school districts lets us identify and implement classroom conditions that are essential to learning.


  • January 30, 2020 1:44 PM | Stephen Griebe (Administrator)

    On October 23rd, 2019 Kevin Mattingly of Nelson County completed his Certified Facility Managers Certification.  Congratulations to Kevin!!!! 


  • January 29, 2020 12:00 PM | Stephen Griebe (Administrator)

    The Board of Directors meet in Bowling Green, Ky on January 28th, 2019.  Items on the Agenda included:

    Tour of the Sloan Convention Center and Holiday Inn Conference Center

    Zach and staff of the Convention Center provided the BOD with a tour of the facility and included a sample of food that will be provided at the PD/Energy Conference.  The reviews from the Board of Directors were very positive and we are looking forward to the event venue. 

    Review over the Professional Development/Energy Conference Agenda

    ·        The PD/Energy Conference agenda is in the final stages of finalization. Breakout Sessions include:

    ·        The New BG-1 and BG2’s- What’s Changed- KDE

    ·        Energy Management Programs- Understanding the Basics- Terry V Salyer

    ·        KFICS-What you need to know- KDE

    ·        Measuring Energy Efficiency and Sustainability- CMTA

    ·        Forum:  Facility Trends- KDE, Energy Optimizers, KEDC/KPC

    ·        Facility Manager Forum Past/Current/Future- Kerry Whitehouse, Patrick Richardson, Kevin Mattingly

    ·        Controls in Energy- Thermal Equipment

    ·        Model Procurement for School Administrators- KEDC/KPC

    ·        Building Envelope Analysis

    ·        Future Energy Trends (Panel)

    ·        Kentucky Center for School Safety- Jon Akers Center for School Safety/Security

    ·        Financing Future Energy Projects- Ross Sinclair & Associates

    Review and first reading of the modified Bylaws

    The Bylaw committee submitted an updated copy of the Bylaws that encompassed all the changes that have occurred over the last couple of years.  The modified Bylaws can be found here and is scheduled for Full Board vote on June 8th, 2020.

    Review and modification of the Maintenance Technicians/Custodial Worker Conference

    At the recommendation of the EDO, the Board of Directors is expanding the Custodial Conference to include Maintenance Technicians and offering 6 hours of Continuing Education for HVAC/Plumbing/Electrical Contractor and Electrician hours.  Locations for the 2020 Maintenance Technician/Custodial Worker Conferences include:  Paducah, Bowling Green, Nicholasville, Somerset, Florence, and Pikeville.

    For more information please contact edo@kspma.org

    The next Board of Directors Meeting is set for June 8th, 2020 with location to be announced. 


  • January 29, 2020 9:02 AM | Stephen Griebe (Administrator)

    In announcement with the Regional Directors, the KSPMA will be offering the following courses in all 10 regions over the next 8 months. 

    Powered Industrial Truck Certification/ Mobile Elevated Work Platforms Certifications

    The Powered Industrial Truck (Forklifts) and Mobile Elevated Work Platforms (Aerial Lifts) is an OSHA Mandated employee training course.  This one-day session will cover both types of equipment and will be hosted regionally for all members to attend.  The cost is $1,500.00 for the day of training and includes all handouts, instructors, certificates, and lunch.  The cost can be Divided among the members and each class can hold up to 25 attendees.  For more information contact your Regional Director:

    Region 1 – Greg Binkley Crittenden County Schools greg.binkley@crittenden.kyschools.us

    Region 2-  Joe Stuecker Hardin County Schools joe.stuecker@hardin.kyschools.us

    Region 3- Kevin Mattingly Nelson County Schools kevin.mattingly@nelson.kyschools.us

    Region 4- Jeff McGuire Barren County Schools jeff.mcguire@barren.kyschools.us

    Region 5- David Lyons Lee County Schools david.lyons@lee.kyschools.us

    Region 6- Dwayne Ellison Scott County Schools Dwayne.ellison@scott.kyschools.us

    Region 7- Kevin Pfefferman Kenton County Schools kevin.pfefferman@kenton.kyschools.us

    Region 8- Tim Adams Johnson County Schools tim.adams@johnson.kyschools.us

    Region 9- Wayne Brumfield Fayette County Schools wayne.brumfield@fayette.kyschools.us

    Region10- Rob Tanner Jefferson County Schools rob.tanner@jefferson.kyschools.us


  • January 27, 2020 8:12 AM | Stephen Griebe (Administrator)

    **** Press Release ****

    Lexington, Ky.- The EDO team along with Terry V. Salyer (Energy Services Director) signs Energy Optimizers as an Executive Level Sponsor of the KSPMA.  Energy Optimizers becomes the Associations first Executive Level Sponsor and a preferred vendor of the Energy Services Programs offered by the KSPMA.  Members will benefit greatly from this partnership.

    Energy Optimizers, USA, LLC specializes in developing, engineering, and implementing energy efficiency and energy savings projects for educational, governmental and commercial customers. Our goal is to reduce our clients’ costs while saving the environment.

    As a family-owned business, Energy Optimizers, USA emphasizes ethics, honesty, customer service, and education with its associates, vendor partners, and customers. By committing ourselves to expressing these values through our high standards of professionalism, we aim to exceed our customers’ expectations.

    Energy Optimizers, USA is passionate about assisting school districts and local governments in reducing operational costs, so they can use these funds to improve the educational process or provide essential services without raising taxes. 

    Energy Optimizers has become the Premiere Sponsor of the Professional Development/Energy Conference which is being held April 21st and 22nd, 2020 in Bowling Green, Kentucky at the Sloan Convention Center. 

    For more information contact edo@kspma.org or visit www.kspma.org


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