Energy Management--HIGHER EDUCATION

Title Abstract Publication Date
Sustainable Strategies on Campus. Reviews practical and economical campus sustainability strategies in the areas of stormwater control, landscaping, site lighting, recycling, water conversation, and reduction of car use. 03/31/2007
Sweating the Details. Profiles winning buildings in the U.S. Department of Energy's Energy Star National Building Competition. The facility that led the competition in energy use reduction was the University of North... 08/31/2010
Taking the Green Path to Sustainability. Encourages a shift from a consuming to a conserving view of natural resources, and lists eighty steps toward a sustainable campus environment. These steps are organized under the categories of waste... 03/31/2006
Taming the Beast: Making Data Centers More Energy Efficient. Advises on creating more energy-efficient data centers. Arranging equipment to maximize shelf use and reduce mixing of waste heat with cooled air, reuse of waste heat, combining underutilized servers... 03/31/2009
Team Energy. Describes competitive, student-led energy saving programs on eleven higher education campuses. 05/31/2006
Tech Gets Physical. Discusses technological innovations that enhance campus energy management, facilities maintenance, and otherwise enable physical plant and energy management on college campuses. 01/31/2011
Ten Common Problems in Energy Audits. Presents a Top Ten list of causes of poor energy audits. Bad energy audits result in lower-than-expected, or no energy savings. They are a wasted investment. The analyses within the Top Ten list is... 01/31/2011
Texas A&M-sized Savings The building commissioning program at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas saves millions in energy costs and improves occupant comfort. 05/31/2004
That I May Serve. Describes Virginia Tech's establishment of a unified energy management program, the personnel who staff it, and the changes in campus infrastructure that the program will institute in order to... 03/31/2005
The Air Down There. Defines displacement ventilation (DV) and describes its benefits to air quality, energy savings, noise control, and comfort. Also included is a comparison of DV to under-floor air distribution (UFAD... 06/30/2006
The Benefits of Sustainability. Discusses how sustainable design can impact operational costs, support and improve student learning, and even promote change in students' behavior. Describes sustainable measures designed by the... 05/31/2011
The Best Tool in an FM's Arsenal. Discusses real-time measurement of utilities in buildings, advising on carefully planned metering in order to answer pertinent facilities questions, establishing a baseline, and tracking the data.... 04/30/2011
The Big Green Savings Machine. Describes how a community college in Kansas is slashing its energy bills with a $2.7 million infrastructure overhaul. Utilizing energy performance contracting and a tax-exempt financing program,... 04/20/2011
The Business Case for Renewable Energy: A Guide for Colleges and Universities. Examines how colleges and universities are saving money and even making money with renewable energy, which includes solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, and hydropower. They can either build a renewable... 12/31/2005
The Elements of a Healthy Campus. Describes conservation efforts at three higher education institutions: intensive composting at Bastyr University, a wind turbine a Macalester College, and water reclamation at Sonoma State University. 09/30/2010
The Energy Crunch Rising energy prices are spurring university and college administrators to take steps to cut costs, ensure adequate power, and implement energy-saving initiatives in an increasingly technological-... 07/31/2004
The Energy Smart Guide to Campus Cost Savings. Rebuild America is a program of the U.S. Department of Energy that focuses on energy-savings solutions as community solutions. This guide focuses on colleges and universities. Each chapter spells out... 05/31/2003
The Enforcement of ASHRAE Standard 90.1. Discusses the evolution of energy efficiency standard for buildings, as it found its way into building codes and affected building envelopes, windows, lighting, and HVAC systems. The article laments... 04/30/2009
The Future of Saving Energy. Discusses soaring energy costs and how institutions are coping. Automation of buildings to adjust energy use to occupancy is described, as are alternative sources for heating and cooling. Preparation... 05/31/2006
The Human Dimension of Energy Conservation and Sustainability: A Case Study of the University of Michigan's Energy Conservation Program. Examines the behaviors, attitudes, and levels of understanding among faculty, staff, and students in efforts to design programs aimed at reducing energy use in University of Michigan (UM) buildings.... 12/31/2009
The Importance of Submetering Campus Buildings. Advises that individually metered campus buildings will show reductions in energy use. A variety of sub-metering options are described, advice on how to prudently collect and use the data is offered... 02/28/2011
The Metering Guide for Managers. Provides a guide to management of utilities metering in educational facilities, especially colleges and universities. Chapter 1 gives an overview of why utility measurement, specifically the metering... 12/31/1998
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority, Focus on Colleges and Universities Identifies incentives and techniques for public and private institutions to reduce their energy usage. The organization advises on financial incentives and provides technical assistance that helps...
The Next Step. Discusses seven trends in higher education. These are: bringing multimedia into the classroom, expansion of campus store offerings, new tax reporting requirements for universities operating overseas... 12/31/2010
The Solar College: Generating Savings with Green Technologies. Describes how Santa Barbara City College has shaved $650,000 off of its energy expenses with a few strategic moves, including solar panels that double as cover for parking and Web-based software for... 05/11/2011