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iCAP Energy Team 2021-22 Charge Letter
Today, Madhu Khanna, Interim Director for the Institute for Sustainability, Energy, and Environment distributed the following charge letter to the members of the iCAP Energy team.Attached Files:
natural gas pipeline - public viewer
The National Pipeline Mapping System (NPMS) Public Viewer enables the user to view NPMS pipeline, liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant and breakout tank data one county or offshore area at a time, including attributes and pipeline operator contact information: https://pvnpms.phmsa.dot.gov/PublicViewer/
KLBS of steam to MMBTU conversion factor for campus
The F&S Utilities and Energy Services division uses a conversion factor of 1.2 MMBTU / klbs of steam. We produce some higher pressure steam.
Low pressure steam conversion information can be found at https://sciencing.com/convert-steam-btu-8495235.html.
Energy and Sustainability project presentationsAssociated Project(s):
Energy and sustainability engineering poster sessions
Join us for poster sessions on Monday, April 30, and Wednesday, May 2, from 3-4 p.m. in Transportation Building room 114, during the course ENG 571 – Theory of Energy and Sustainability Engineering. View posters and speak with graduate student authors concerning their term project findings in many topics associated with energy and sustainability issues.
Amy McCullough . College of Engineering - Administration
Projected Total FY17 Electrical Consumption
The projected total electrical consumption for FY17 is 462,793 MWh.
EBS metering note for solar arraysAssociated Project(s):
In the Energy Billing System (EBS), there are meters for solar energy on campus. In BIF, 3D stands for electricity delivered and 3R stands for received (the energy the arrays use when not generating).
Stewarding Excellence ReportsAssociated Project(s):
In 2010, the Chancellor's Office coordinated a program called "Stewarding Excellence." This process formed teams about key financial issues on campus, and developed reports on Next Steps to make improvements. The files for Utilities and Space are both posted here. The full list is available online at http://oc.illinois.edu/budget/.
Archived info - previous project description
Energy conservation is considered the easiest and most cost-effective way to achieve reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. Opportunities for conservation on campus are great. In order to reduce emissions, the Climate Action Plan has laid out potential energy savings on campus in areas such as lighting, building commissioning, fume hoods, behavioral change and incentives, and information technology. All of these areas are prospective energy saving components and can contribute to a more sustainable campus.
More specifically, the iCAP said the University would implement decentralized energy billing at the college level in 2011, attain a 30 percent reduction in total building energy use (excluding the National Petascale Computing Facility) by fiscal year 2020 as compared to fiscal year 2008, and attain a 30 percent reduction in associated building related emissions. The iCAP also said that appropriate maintenance levels would be allocated to ensure that energy reductions are sustained.
Jul 9 2015 MinutesAssociated Project(s):
Several SWATeam recommendations were discussed. Also, an update from the Sustainability Council was provided:
"Review of Council Meeting/Status of iCAP Approval - The Sustainability Council meeting went very well with lots of good discussion. There were not too many serious objections to the iCAP. They would like to see financial information, such as cost-benefit analysis on projects. This information will be included in the study for accelerating our carbon neutrality date. The cover letter from the Chancellor affirming our commitment will include language about the current fiscal climate in Illinois. The Chancellor was keen to be able to reach carbon neutrality by 2035. Other concerns were in regard to the net zero space item and they suggested a space audit be included in the iCAP."Attached Files:
May 21 2015 minutesAssociated Project(s):
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Energy Use Intensity by FY, with Heating Degree Days
FY12 was a very mild winter, FY13 was worse, and FY14 was even worse than that.Attached Files:
FY14 Energy Consumption Report
Energy conservation continues to be an important initiative in support of the Campus Strategic Plan as well as a critical component for meeting our sustainability commitments in concert with the Illinois Climate Action Plan (ICAP). To give you some scale about our overall energy use, it’s the annual equivalent energy use of over 52,000 homes and that doesn’t include Petascale.
Our conservation programs have been very successful for the campus to date with a 24% Energy Use Intensity Reduction since 2008. Our success has been a campus wide effort through user based conservation efforts and centralized programs like retrocommissioning, lighting retrofits, and Energy Performance Contracting which all require a partnership between F&S and campus units. An initiative that we started last year to reward conservation at the facility level is the Energy Conservation Incentive Program (ECIP). We’ll be announcing the FY14 ECIP winners this Wednesday during the Sustainability Forum at the Illini Union.
In order to keep you informed about conservation efforts at the unit level, we’ve developed the attached Campus Energy Report. It provides data and trends about your overall energy use for the last four years. It essentially breaks down the 24% number I referenced above by unit. We’re providing this as one more tool to help you communicate with your organization about the results you’re achieving and to support new and ongoing conservation initiatives.
If you or your staff has questions about how this information was developed, details at the facility level, or best practices from other units, you can contact our Energy Services Business Office at (217) 245-4676.
Executive Director, Facilities & ServicesAttached Files:
The Illinois Energy Enterprise
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is looking to the future and developing a strategy to meet the evolving energy needs of the campus. After several years of addressing deficiencies in utility production, distribution, and monitoring, the campus is proactively shaping its energy enterprise. The university is uniquely positioned to serve as a large-scale laboratory to test theories and potential technological advancements through collaboration with faculty members, researchers, and industry partners.Attached Files:
2010 iCAP info from Suhail BarotAssociated Project(s):Attached Files:
News article regarding reduction in coal usage by U of IAssociated Project(s):
In May 2010, the News-Gazette published the article "UI promises to stop coal use by 2017, take other steps to lower energy use".
Q&A about energy on campus for 2010 iCAP developmentAssociated Project(s):
The attached file shows questions and answers about the energy on campus.Attached Files: