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Sustainable WCU. Energy Management Office Energy Manager Lauren R. Bishop Energy Management Specialist Caden Painter Graduate Assistant Meghan Kearns. “Paw Print” Overview. Introduction Job Responsibilities Energy Issues and Opportunities Educational Outreach & Programs

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sustainable wcu

Sustainable WCU

Energy Management Office

Energy Manager

Lauren R. Bishop

Energy Management Specialist

Caden Painter

Graduate Assistant

Meghan Kearns

paw print overview
“Paw Print” Overview

Introduction

  • Job Responsibilities
  • Energy Issues and Opportunities

Educational Outreach & Programs

  • Carbon Paw Print Programs

Technical Components/Competencies

  • Building Automation Systems (BAS)
  • High Performance Building & Audits

Strategic Planning

  • Strategic Energy Plan (SEP)
  • Petroleum Displacement Plan (PDP)

Green Capital Projects

  • Capital Projects

The Future of EM

job responsibilities description
Job Responsibilities & Description

We Wear MANY Exciting HATS!

Manage energy needs

  • Supply & price fluctuations – past, present & future
  • Overall system performance

Technical Competencies/Components

  • Engineering/Construction background
  • High Performance Buildings – design, planning, project management
  • Sustainability & Renewable Technology
  • EMS/BAS Technology/Software
  • Researching New Technology

Communication & Involvement

  • Managerial - motivation, leadership, support
  • Develop Policy
  • Create & Implement Sustainability Programs
  • Monitor & Reporting
job responsibilities description1
Job Responsibilities & Description

Strategist +Project Manager + Change Manager =

Energy Management @ WCU

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HolisticApproach

Technical

Operations

Planning &

Projects

Human Behavior Programs

Systematic Concept Method

Bodies act as systems of a whole

Buildings act as systems a whole

Holistic approach

Principles of Sustainability

Effective & Successful EM must understand these systems and how they interact.

"We shape our buildings, then our buildings shape us."

-- Winston Churchill

projected energy use in north carolina trillion btu
Projected Energy Use in North Carolina (Trillion Btu)

2,732 trillion in 2006

28% total increase from 2005 to 2020

1.7 % per year

energy issues challenges and opportunities
Energy Issues, Challenges and Opportunities

Fuel sources for Energy needs in North Carolina

Petroleum 39%

Coal 31%

Nuclear 16%

Nat. Gas 9%

Renew. 5%

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Cost of Energy Imports $20 Billion

Petroleum975 TBtu

Natural Gas236 TBtu

Coal706 TBtu

Nuclear 408 TBtu

10 TBtu

10 TBtu

408 TBtu

6 TBtu

696

TBtu

969 TBtu

226TBtu

ELECTRIC

POWER

GENERATION

$20 billion per year leaves our economy for energy imports

Electricity 409 TBtu

10TBtu

23 TBtu

SolarThermal1 TBtu

Hydro33 TBtu

Wood, Waste, Biomass 96 TBtu

Electrical Losses 734 TBtu

SO247 tons

NOx312 tons

CO257 million tons

CO269 million tons

NOx319 tons

SO2 636 tons

programs reducing our carbon paw print
Programs: Reducing Our Carbon “Paw Print”

Began as WHEE Recycle & WHEE Save

  • Successful sustainability programs. “The Low Hanging Fruit”
  • Energy reduction & awareness.
  • Waste reduction & awareness.

Sustainability Council

  • Faculty, staff & students developing sustainability efforts on campus

http://www.wcu.edu/27314.asp

programs
Programs
  • Campus Activities
      • Eco CATS + more
      • Focus The Nation 2008 & 2009
      • Earth Day 2007-2010
      • Sustainability Day 2010
      • Recycling drives
      • Faculty/Staff events
  • Eco PEAKS (LEAD 143)
      • Western PEAKS FYE - Living Learning Community
      • Leadership & Sustainability

“Be the change you wish to see in the world”

--Gandhi

technical components
Technical Components

Building Automation System:

  • Monitor & control mechanical systems:
    • Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning, Hot Water, Electric, Domestic Water, Chilled Water & Steam.
  • Yamas/Tridium
  • Automated Logic
technical competencies
Technical Competencies

Energy Audits – survey of energy systems to enhance building performance

  • Including Efficient:
    • Lighting
    • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
    • Office equipment
    • Building envelope
    • Water
strategic energy plan
Strategic Energy Plan
  • Mandated by the State (Exec Order 26)
  • Reduce annual Total Energy Consumption 20% by 2010 & 30% by 2015
  • Baseline fiscal year 2002-2003

Tracking Measures - Key Performance Indicators (KPI):

  • Water, electricity, natural gas, fuel oil, propane

Components of Performance Plan

  • Energy Supply Management
  • Energy Demand Management
  • Organization Integration
strategic energy plan sep
Strategic Energy Plan (SEP)

WCU has reduced usage by 34%

  • Accelerated better building practices
  • Active energy management practices
  • Successful awareness program

 For more information please go to www.energy.wcu.edu

petroleum displacement plan
Petroleum Displacement Plan
  • Created in 2005 & mandated by the state.
    • State agencies shall reduce petroleum usage by 20% by January 1, 2011.
  • Must utilize conservation, fuel-efficient vehicles, hybrids & alternative fuels.

2009-10 Summary Completed Goals:

  • Purchased 6 Electric Vehicles for Facilities Management
  • Implemented E-10 - Gasohol
  • Implemented B20 - Biodiesel
  • Little expansion of fleet

WCU has reduced usage by 19%.

green capital projects
Green Capital Projects
  • New Health & Human Performance Building (West Campus)
  • 138,000 sqft($46M)
  • 1stSilver LEED Certified
  • Recognizing performance in:
    • -Site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection & IAQ
  • Performance Contracting
  • Agreement with Energy Service Company (ESCO).
  • ESCO identifies energy conservation measures.
  • ESCO guarantees savings meet or exceed all project costs.
  • $5.36M – Coulter, Ramsey Center, McKee Hunter Library, Hoey, Stillwell
  • HVAC Renovation & Retro-Commissioning
  • HF Robinson Administration Building (“White House”)
  • $717K ARRA Grant
what does this mean
What does this mean?
  • Good news or Bad news?
  • Climate Change is Real!
    • Not about saving the Earth. Its about saving the People.
  • Energy is Expensive & Unpredictable!!!!
  • National Security
  • Challenge = Opportunity
  • Extraordinary Economical & Ecological benefits
  • Clean (or Green) Industry is BOOMING! 6 in 10 jobs

Are you ready for the NEW GREEN ECONOMY?

"The time is always right to do what is right.”

--Martin Luther King, Jr.

our future looks bright
Our Future Looks Bright

Create WCU Office of Sustainability

  • Director
  • Energy Manager
  • Energy Management Specialists
  • Program Coordinator
  • Recycling Coordinator

UNC Tomorrow, 20/20 and UNC Sustainability Policy

Continue to develop innovative and successful programs to lead WCU towards a sustainable future.

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