UTILITY PROPOSAL

Utility Proposal

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY


Subject: Energy Savings Strategy

Objective: Reduce the Universities carbon footprint and overall energy cost while providing the opportunity to the Dean of each College to redeploy the savings.
Proposal: Approve the concept of restructuring authority lines so that the Deans have the authority and responsibility for energy usage and cost.

Detail: This document proposes vesting the Deans of individual colleges with the authority and responsibility to manage their utility budget with the understanding that a significant portion of savings will go back to the college. Indications are that this would result in a 20% savings (approximately $1,000,000 per year) in utility costs through more efficient classroom logistics and human behavior. The purpose of this document is to (1) review the goals that President Barker has established for sustainability (2) propose a powerful means to obtain these goals, (3) address barriers to the goals, and (4) discuss the potential long term changes in culture, classroom and building logistics this proposal could impact. For the ease of discussion and because the largest opportunities lie in electrical consumption, this paper predominately focuses on electrical use.

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julia fielding,
Feb 12, 2014, 3:50 PM
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