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Where are we now?
  • Heat Plant upgrade to combined heat and power (co-gen) plant. Completed in May 2009
  • ARRA funds used to upgrade lighting in Gym from HID's to fluorescent
  • ARRA funds used to replace HID lighting with LED lights in Winchester St. parking lot
  • Ultraviolet(UV)disinfectiion system in pool, replacing chlorine based system
  • Energy coordinator position established
  • Conversion to energy efficient front load washers and dryers in all residence halls
  • Greenhouse Gas (GHG)Inventory completed for 2007 and 2009
  • Baseline of energy use established
  • Energy metering system program begun
  • Replacement of inefficient light fixtures and bulbs
  • Installation of energy efficient lighting in major renovations and new buildings
  • Emergency lights replaced in all buildings from 40-watt incandescent bulbs to 4-watt LEDs
  • VendingMisers installed on all older vending machines. New vending machines are all Energy Star compliant
  • Established Building Standards
  • Recycling specification established for C&D materials
  • Energy Star Campus
  • Use of Portfolio Manager
  • Honeywell energy management system and upgrades
Where do we want to be?
  • Complete Energy master plan
  • Support of Monadnock Biodiesel Collaborative
  • Continued monitoring and reduction of GHG emissions
  • Conversion of Carle Hall and Owl’s Nests to central heat system
  • Fully metered electric and steam use on campus
  • Increased use of recycled or recycled content materials
  • Increase purchases of sustainable and recycled content goods and services
How do we get there?
  • Collaboration of Council, Facilities Planning Council and energy coordinator on Energy Master Plan
  • Increased collaboration with IT, Plumbing Shop, Electrical Shop on metering equipment, maintenance and management
  • Implementation of Climate Action Plan
  • Development of GHG inventory protocols to facilitate information gathering
  • Implementation of ASHRAE toolkit or Energy Star benchmarking values for energy saving calculations
  • More extensive metering for an accurate picture of our current energy use
  • Continue work with PSNH on energy saving opportunities

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