Energy Management--HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
Points to Ponder: Submetering for LEED v3 in Schools and Universities As an inexpensively installed data acquisition front end, submeters are ideal for helping educational institutions obtain LEED certification points in Energy & Atmosphere (EA) and other... 10/31/2011
Renewable Resources. Describes economic incentives and federal benefits of implementing the use of renewable energy sources. Examples of programs at six universities are briefly described. Also described are strategies... 10/31/2010
Retro-commissioning in a Campus Energy Efficiency Program. Retro-commissioning is a systemic approach for conducting forensic evaluations of buildings and its systems. This details how to get started, and discusses costs and savings estimates. 08/31/2011
Retrofitting Labs to Reduce Energy Consumption. Notes that laboratories and other science facilities are among the most energy-consuming of building types because they are large consumers of heating and cooling energy, due to the need for once-... 12/31/2010
Revolving Doors Spin Off Benefits. Discusses how revolving doors can serve as security tools and help control energy costs for college buildings. Reduction of tailgater entries and passback techniques to help unauthorized people enter... 01/31/2000
Rutgers University Relies on the Sun. Profiles a solar energy facility at Rutgers University's Livingston Campus. The $10-million investment is expected to net a profit of $6.6 million in 15 years, through sale of surplus... 03/31/2009
Saving Energy in Historic Buildings: Balancing Efficiency and Value Energy modeling and life-cycle costing can help indentify simple steps to make a historic building more energy efficient, addressing both preservation and sustainability concerns. 12/31/2011
Saving Energy in Labs. Describes the design of an HVAC system at Haverford College that recovers significant amounts of heat from laboratory hood exhaust. Higher equipment costs were more than offset by savings realized in... 01/31/2004
Savings Persist with Monitoring-Based Commissioning. Describes how Monitoring-Based Commissioning, a program approach that combines permanent building energy system monitoring with standard retrocommissioning practices, can provide substantial,... 08/31/2008
Secure, Reliable, Utilities: More than Meets the Eye. Describes increasing hazards that can upset the balance within the energy supply system and thus the facility manager's ability to provide utility services. An energy resources management plan... 12/31/2003
Seeing Clearly. Advises on specifying energy-efficient windows and glass-paneled doors. Definitions and descriptions of window and door parts are included. 07/31/2008
Seeing the Light. Profiles the unique lighting of the University of California San Diego Sustainable Research Center. Photovoltaic panels on the roof supply the DC-DC lighting system, augmented by daylight and... 10/31/2010
Seeing the Light. Argues that using aluminum-clad wood windows can help contain school maintenance and energy costs. Reviews benefits derived from wood windows relative to their diversity, adaptability, and structural... 12/31/2001
Seizing Sustainability. Profiles the installation of a photovoltaic system on a Providence College roof. The specifications and aesthetics of the system are discussed, as is the building addition on which it was installed. 01/31/2010
Sensitivity Analysis: Comparing the Impact of Design, Operation, and Tenant Behavior on Building Energy Performance This study compares the magnitude of energy impact that various design features, operations and tenant behaviors have on total building energy use. Study finds that although the market generally... 06/30/2011
Silent Energy Hogs: Reducing Plug-Load Energy Waste. Addresses the often-overlooked energy consumption of plugged-in appliances in schools. Personal computers, vending machines, and copiers consume energy whether in use or not, and can configured to... 03/31/2011
Small Campus Reaps Results through Energy Management. Describes energy-saving features of the energy management program at Goshen College. Building improvements, appliance monitoring, and HVAC controls have reduced the consumption of natural gas and... 12/31/2006
Solar Growth Documented on Higher-Education Campuses Describes the Campus Solar Photovoltaic Installations database compiled by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education(AASHE). Solar power capacity on higher-education... 10/06/2011
Solar Success at Colorado State Colorado State University's major renewable campus project includes large solar installations. 12/31/2011
Strategic Energy Planning: A Step Zero Approach. Presents the case for an energy saving approach where step zero consists of developing a strategic energy plan before development and implementation of capital projects. Ten questions that help... 12/31/2006
Streamlining Your Emissions Inventory Updates. Measures success of participants in American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC) and attention to an Inventory Management Plan (IMP), a highly effective tool addressing an... 04/30/2011
Stretching Energy Dollars for Healthy Schools. Introduces comprehensive monitoring-based commissioning (MBCx), a process to ensure that all building systems are in tune. Its three components are: permanent energy information systems and... 05/31/2011
Sunlighting the Way: University Solar Fields on the Rise. Describes significant photovoltaic installations at Colorado State University and the University of Arizona. Bidding, contracting, and funding issues are discussed, as are the benefits and the... 02/28/2011
Sustainability and Energy Management. Profiles the efforts of several higher education higher education institutions to achieve LEED certification and carbon neutrality. Electric vehicle sharing, energy tracking, water conservation, and... 05/31/2008
Sustainable Facilities: Strategies for Today's Economy. Advises on engaging in and funding sustainability initiatives on higher education campuses. Programs that are eligible for federal support are described, with an emphasis on those that conserve... 03/31/2009