Campus energy analysis continues
As part of UW-Parkside's ongoing commitment to energy efficiency, the campus has initiated a partnership with Honeywell to perform an in-depth energy analysis of all campus facilities. This ongoing analysis is identifying opportunities for energy savings and infrastructure improvements to lighting, mechanical, electrical, water, building envelope, and more.
The potential savings identified could be substantial. During a preliminary analysis, savings opportunities in excess of 20 percent were found. The analysis provides a high level of detail as to where specific opportunities exist as well as the savings associated with each individual energy conservation measure.
These energy conservation measures will not require the campus to spend any of its own money to implement. The university has been proactive in accessing a funding program developed by the State of Wisconsin for energy efficiency. All costs incurred for this project on campus will be paid out of the state funding program. In addition, the savings will be verified by the state and guaranteed by Honeywell. That means, UW-Parkside is improving energy efficiency with budget neutrality and guaranteed savings.
We also will investigate the viability of various renewable energy opportunities-- wind, solar, geothermal, and biomass--on campus. UW-Parkside will evaluate not only the environmental and social impact but also the fiscal impact of renewable sources on the campus.
The energy analysis is underway. Over the next few months, you may see various vendors and specialists on campus performing evaluations. Their access will be limited to their specific areas of specialty and they will be identified with ID badges. To minimize disruptions, much of their work will be done during non-peak times.If you have any special considerations, questions, or comments, contact Facilities Management Director Don Kolbe at ext. 2232 or access firstname.lastname@example.org by email.