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Posted by Morgan White on June 4, 2014

The Energy Liaison Program

Ambitious goals reflect the University’s commitment to sustainability - environmental, social and fiscal. Although energy conservation is a universal problem, its solution begins with individuals.

Departments and colleges across campus have designated Energy Liaisons to promote energy conservation and share ideas and suggestions.

Energy liaisons:
  • Coordinate and share energy saving information with their respective areas
  • Lead efforts to establish college/department short- and long-term energy conservation goals
  • Are conduits through which ideas and suggestions reach Facilities & Services

Creating Obtainable Goals

  1. Identify areas for reduction
    • Fume Hood usage
    • Lighting Usage
    • Space Usage
    • Computer Policies and Practices
    • Equipment Procurement Practices
    • Air Conditioning and Ventilation Usage
    • Laboratory Equipment Usage

  2. Establish obtainable short-term and long-term goals

    Examples: Short-Term Goals

    • Create policy for turning off computer work stations
    • Ask faculty and staff to turn off lighting and equipment not in use
    • Create awareness across your department/college
    • Require purchase of Energy Start rated equipment
    • Close fume hoods when not in use

    Examples: Long-Term Goals

    • Identify areas of high energy usage and develop a plan for reduction
    • Consolidation of fume hoods and equipment
    • Facilitate systems retrofitting with F&S Retrocommissioning Team
    • Develop a plan for space and classroom usage Investigate the consolidation of climate-sensitive projects/equipment
    • Develop a plan and timetable for reaching the 17 percent reduction in five years
Energy Liaison Toolkit