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Energy SWATeam (Proposed)

Project History


The Energy SWATeam is a new team combining the efforts of the Energy Conservation and Building Standards and the Energy Generation, Purchasing and Distribution SWATeams.

The Energy SWATeam is a committee of faculty, staff and students who track progress and recommend action on the iCAP objectives related to energy conservation and generation. The team explores energy conservation opportunities, changes to building standards for sustainability, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions with regards to energy generation, purchasing and use. The team’s experts are available to discuss opportunities and recommending initiatives for reducing our carbon footprint from energy demand.


This team focuses on the 2015 iCAP objectives for Chapter 2 and Chapter 3, including:

2.1 Maintain or reduce the campus gross square footage relative to the FY10 baseline.

2.2 Identify the highest achievable energy standards for new buildings and major renovations, and incorporate these into the campus facility standards by the end of FY16.

2.3 Strengthen centralized conservation efforts focusing on building systems, to achieve a 30% reduction in total campus buildings energy use by FY20.  This includes meeting the LED Campus commitments.

2.4 Engage and incentivize the campus community in energy conservation, including a comprehensive energy conservation campaign, with at least 50% of units participating by FY20.

3.1 The Energy Generation, Purchasing, and Distribution SWATeam, in collaboration with Facilities & Services and topical Consultation Groups, will lead an exploration of options for 100% clean campus energy during FY16 and submit recommendations through the formal sustainability process.

3.2 Expand on-campus solar energy production.  By FY20, produce at least 12,500 MWh/year, and by FY25 at least 25,000 MWh/year, from solar installations on campus property.

3.3 Expand the purchase of clean energy. By FY20, obtain at least 120,000 MWh, and by FY25 at least 140,000 MWh from low-carbon energy sources. These targets represent 48% and 56% of our expected 2050 electricity demand, respectively.

3.4 Offset all emissions from the National Petascale Computing Facility (and other successor facilities) by the conclusion of the current period of National Science Foundation support.

Project Team

  • Primary Contact:

    Kimmy Chuang

    Project Leader:

    Bill Rose and Andrew Stumpf

    Team Members:

    • Tugce Baser
    • Yun Kyu Yi
    • Marcela Vega Munoz
    • Paul Foote
    • Brad Frantz
    • Sushanth Girini
    • Tim Mies
    • Matthew Gold
    • Peter Davis
    • Meghna Vijayan
    • Brinn McDowell


  • Started July 1, 2019
    Started by iSEE