At the ECBS SWATeam's third meeting of FY17, the members discussed methods for how the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics (DIA) can become more sustainable.
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Funding for Sustainability (Ongoing)
Ben McCall gave a short presentation for the Faculty Senate about the iCAP, its history, and its energy-related objectives. There were a few questions, followed by rather surprising applause and a very kind thank-you from the Chancellor.
The University will establish a dedicated, centrally coordinated funding pool for energy conservation projects within the next three years. This “clean energy” fund will allow for both internal (student fees, faculty contributions, staff contributions, energy savings reinvestment, capital programs), and external (programs, rebates, donations, outside investors) participation. It will be established as a capital infusion and coordination mechanism aimed at physical energy and energy cost reductions that also allows for the sustained maintenance of these investments.