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Building Coordinators Meeting. Welcome Jim Henderson – College of Medicine. Sustainable University Initiative. Don Guckert – Facilities Management. Sustainable University Initiative.

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building coordinators meeting
Building Coordinators Meeting


Jim Henderson – College of Medicine

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Sustainable University Initiative

Don Guckert – Facilities Management

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Sustainable University Initiative

President Mason presented the Sustainable University Initiative to the Faculty Senate on Earth Day, April 22, 2008

“Sustainability must and will become a central priority of all aspects of our university enterprise - our operations, our academic mission, and our responsibilities to the greater society.”

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Sustainable University Initiative

Outlined four broad areas for immediate action...

1. Act on State of Iowa Challenges

2. Form an Organizational Structure

3. Make Operational Practices More Sustainable

4. Make Sustainability an Integral Part of the Academic Mission

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Sustainable University Initiative

Additional Commitments:

Joined the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (

Include sustainability as an underlying principal in drafting UI’s next strategic plan

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Sustainable University Initiative

Curricula Development

Barbara Eckstein – Office of the Provost

energy conservation
Energy Conservation

Kayt Conrad – Performing Arts

Jiong Zhou – Utilities & Energy Management

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Energy Conservation

Environmental Impact:

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Energy Conservation

Lighting Over-lit Area:

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Energy Conservation

Lighting Over-Lit Area:

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Tornado Preparedness

Barbara Eckstein – Office of the Provost

self service interior improvements
Self Service Interior Improvements

Jude Wawryzniak

– Planning, Design and Construction

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Self Service Interior Improvements

Challenge from PD&C Advisory Council

Quicker turnaround on small projects

Minor paint, carpet, and furniture

Departmental coordination

Department works directly with UI vendor

Consulting services from PD&C as needed

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Self Service Interior Improvements

PD&C Self Service Website:

Developed with UI Purchasing

5 easy steps

Prompts and links to coordinate your project

Web Link

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Self Service Interior Improvements

Next Steps:

Gather feedback from focus groups

Formalize users (who has access)

Incorporate changes into website

Administrative approval

Release, education and communication

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Chilled Water Rationing

Ann Rosenthal

– Building & Landscape Services

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Chilled Water Rationing

Initiated July 2004

Cooling capacity limitations

Maintain cooling in buildings with greatest need

Can occur due to equipment failure or demand exceeds capacity

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Electrical Curtailment

UI agreement with MidAmerican Energy

June 1 through September 30

Can occur on peak summer days

Maximum six hour duration

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Electrical Curtailment

Web link:

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Open Forum

Questions and Comments