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 Programs Technical Planning & 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 Lighting 22% Other 24% Projected Energy Use in North Carolina (Trillion Btu) 3,500 3,000 2,500 Transportation Industrial 2,732 trillion in 2006 28% total increase from 2005 to 2020 1.7 % per year Commercial Residential 2,000 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 Coal Nuclear Nat. Gas Renew. 39% 31% 16% 9% 5% Coal 706 TBtu Nuclear 408 TBtu 10 TBtu 10 TBtu 6 TBtu 408 TBtu 696 TBtu 969 TBtu 226 TBtu Electricity 409 TBtu 10 TBtu Wood, Waste, Biomass 96 TBtu Solar Thermal 1 TBtu ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION 23 TBtu Hydro 33 TBtu Electrical Losses 734 TBtu SO2 47 tons NOx 312 tons CO2 69 million tons CO2 NOx 57 million 319 tons tons SO2 636 tons $20 billion per year leaves our economy for energy imports Cost of Energy Petroleum Natural Imports 975 TBtu Gas $20 Billion 236 TBtu 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? "The time 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! Questions?