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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
    • 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
                   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 & Description



Strategist +Project Manager + Change Manager =

     Energy Management @ WCU
                                  Holistic Approach


      Human Behavior                             Technical               Planning &
        Programs                                Operations                 Projects


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
      Typical Energy Consumption
                  How much did we spend?



      University Building end Usage (U.S. Average)
         17%

                                     37%
                                             HVAC
                                             Water Heating
22%                                          Lighting
                                             Other


                    24%
    Projected Energy Use in North Carolina
                (Trillion Btu)
3,500
          Transportation      2,732 trillion in 2006
3,000     Industrial
          Commercial                                                 28% total
2,500     Residential                                                increase from
                                                                     2005 to 2020
2,000                                                                1.7 % per year

1,500

1,000

 500

   0
   1990        1995        2000    2005     2010       2015   2020
Energy Issues, Challenges and Opportunities

      Fuel sources for Energy needs in North Carolina


Petroleum    39%
Coal         31%
Nuclear      16%
Nat. Gas     9%
Renew.       5%
Cost of Energy Petroleum Natural                Coal                    Nuclear
   Imports      975 TBtu   Gas                706 TBtu                  408 TBtu




                                                                                              $20 billion per year leaves our
  $20 Billion            236 TBtu




                                                                                               economy for energy imports
                                                      10
                                        10
                                                     TBtu
                                       TBtu


                                          6 TBtu                   696             408
                                                                   TBtu            TBtu
                  969 TBtu
                                226
                                TBtu
                                                                               ELECTRIC
                                                                                POWER
                                                                              GENERATION
                                                              Electricity
                                                              409 TBtu
                                                     10
                                                    TBtu     23
                                                            TBtu
                 Solar                      Hydro
               Thermal                     33 TBtu
                1 TBtu
Wood, Waste,                                               Electrical
 Biomass                                                    Losses
  96 TBtu                                                  734 TBtu




                 SO2        NOx                               CO2
                47 tons                   CO2                           NOx
                          312 tons                         57 million
                                       69 million                     319 tons
                                                              tons
                                          tons                                      SO2 636
                                                                                     tons
                    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

• 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
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


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

•   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)

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
•   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
New Health & Human Performance Building (West Campus)
• 138,000 sqft ($46M)
• 1st Silver 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?
• 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?
     "Thetime is always right to do what is right.”
     --Martin Luther King, Jr.
                       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.
Thank You for your Time!

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