Energy Management--HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
Five Areas Not to Overlook in Reducing Energy Costs Discusses five areas of energy savings: develop a database to store and retrieve energy information; coordinate management of energy data, supply, and demand responsibilities; optimize timing for... 05/31/2011
Food and Fuel: Biogas Potential at Broward Dining Hall. Presents results of a study to determine biogas production and implementation potential at the University of Florida's Broward Dining Hall. Food waste quantity and current disposal methods were... 12/31/2007
From Waste to Energy. Discusses opportunities for generating energy for campuses using materials previously considered waste. These included wood chips, plant parts, chicken litter, and sewage sludge. Processes for... 03/31/2008
Game On! Describes endeavors at the University of Florida, Oberlin, and Duke University to increase recycling and save energy through dorm-to-dorm competitions that sometimes offer cash incentives. 09/30/2008
Geothermal Energy: Tapping the Potential. Reviews the state-of-the-practice and the kinds of engineering and programmatic expertise that are required to properly scale geothermal applications up to the institutional level and provide... 10/31/2008
Geothermal Grows Up. Reviews the past and future of the geothermal industry, with emphasis on how higher education institutions are benefitting from these systems. Unfortunate examples of early systems that were not... 02/28/2011
Geothermal Installation Wins Praise from SUNY Brockport. Profiles the individual geothermal HVAC units that serve a new townhouse-style residential facility at the State University of New York at Brockport. Highlights of the system's design, along... 10/31/2007
Getting the Most from Your On-Line Energy Management System. Describes the online energy management control system at San Diego State University, California. Tips for the smooth operation of systems already installed or those under consideration are presented... 12/31/1997
Going Solar in Green Schools. Outlines the top considerations for education facilities looking to bring solar power to campus, including financing options and partnerships. 03/31/2011
Green Alternatives to Black Oil. Highlights Cornell University's use of naturally cold lake water for cooling buildings, James Madison Universityis experimentation with biodiesel production from used kitchen cooking oil, and... 05/31/2006
Green Building Studio. Web-Based Energy Analysis Software. GBS is a web-based service that enables building design teams to integrate whole-building energy analysis into the early stages of the design process. Architects and engineers use their existing... 12/31/2010
Green Goes Underground. Profiles the University of Ontario Institute of Technology's geothermal system, which is the largest in Canada and the second largest in North America. The extremely deep wells were bored by oil... 10/31/2006
Green Investment, Green Return: How Practical Conservation Projects Save Millions on America's Campuses. Highlights 23 cost-saving conservation initiatives at 15 public and private postsecondary institutions across the United States. Savings per project ranged from little more than $1,000 to $9 million... 12/31/1997
Green Is as Good as Gold. Discusses strategies for greening a higher education institution, emphasizing upgrading controls on existing buildings that adjust utilities according to occupancy, designing for sustainability,... 09/30/2010
Green School Lab. Provides detailed information on energy issues at Mesa Community College (MCC) Physical Sciences Building, with state-of-the-art labs, support spaces and classroom for chemistry, engineering, geology... 04/30/2001
Greening Middlebury College. Reviews highlights of sustainable building and campus management practices at this institution, focusing on the features of a new library addition and a power plant that will run on wood chips. 03/31/2008
Greening the IT Department. Discusses methods of saving electricity in the higher education department, citing the example of steps taken at the Lone Star College System and Loyola University of Chicago. Cooperation between the... 03/31/2011
Greening the Ivory Tower. Relates actions taken by various higher education institutions that reduce the environmental impact of decisions and activities. Based on the experiences of Tufts CLEAN! program, each action is... 12/31/1997
Harnessing the Sun. Discusses the installation of photovoltaic systems on roofs of school buildings, considering the type, slope and orientation of the roofs; materials required, and citing an example from the... 12/31/2006
Heat + Power = Savings. Uses Fairfield University's experience with combined heat and power generation to illustrate the savings and reliability of power generated on campus. Design details of Fairfield's system... 10/31/2010
High Performance Public Buildings: Impact on Energy Use is Mixed. Reports that legislation mandating high performance construction in Washington's public buildings has added between 1 and 3 percent in reported construction costs. The impact of these standards... 06/22/2011
Higher Education Facilities: The SmartGrid Earns a Doctorate in Economics. Desribes the use of microgrid dashboards to manage higher education facility data and to obtain maximum energy and mechanical efficiency. Four case studies of how specific institutions have... 02/28/2011
Higher Education in a Warming World: The Business Case for Climate Leadership on Campus. Reports on measures taken by various U.S. higher education institutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The report highlights the business, educational, and ethical arguments for reducing... 12/31/2007
Higher Education Sustainability Stars. Summarizes ten higher education institution programs to conserve energy and develop environmentally friendly facility and purchasing policies. 05/31/2006
Higher-Ed Energy Conservation Tips. Advocates integrated networked building management systems, carbon dioxide monitoring, automatic lighting controls, natural landscaping, photovoltaics, and commissioning of buildings to improve... 08/31/2009