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On Monday, October 22, 2012 Wilmore Elementary School officials in Jessamine County, Kentucky hosted an inspiring Kick-off meeting for its LEED EB Pilot Project. Upon completion of this project, WES will be the first school in Kentucky to receive LEED Certification for an existing building. The Kick-off was led by chapter members Chris Tyler and Bill Sharp. Joining them to speak to the students in the audience were Superintendent Lu Young, Principal L. Andrea Hayden McNeal, Wilmore Mayor Harold Rainwater, Representive Bob Damron, and Senator Tom Buford. Board member Debra Hood showed her support by joining the speakers in front of the room. The students were asked a few questions by Lu Young at the conclusion of the Kick-off talks, and it was apparent that they understand the project objectives, and they are “on board”. After the session, twelve team members convened in the school library to plan the next steps. They were Bill Sharp of CMTA Engineers, Chris Tyler of Thermal Equipment Sales, L. Andrea Hayden McNeal, Principal of WES, John Clemons, Energy Manager for Jessamine County Schools, Sarah Lamere and Kelly Ives of Ross Tarrant Architects, Greg Guess and Eileen Hardy of the Department of Energy Development and Independence (DEDI), Fred Byrd of Siemens, Bob Soffel of Critical Energy Solutions, Scott Southall of CDP Engineers, and Chris Zitelli of ECOS Material and Services. Article and pictures by Communications Committee Event Reporter Tom Hailey of Bristol Group