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2016 Campus Efficiencies Posters

43 posters highlighted a variety of campus efficiencies at the 2016 Annual Meeting. Poster topics depicted different aspects of efficiency and sustainability. They ran the gamut from operational and strategic planning, to major physical plant infrastructure replacement, to residential hall moving savings, organic composting, water savings, behavior changes, and utility infrastructure that all improved campus energy and costs.

Below is the alphabetical listing of the campuses and the general description of what major concept the poster contained.

Appalachian State University   Composting strategy and savings.
APPA/NACUBO Key Facilities Metrics Survey Results   Survey results depicted for ANNUAL consumption of BTU and Electrical per square foot and water, waste and carbon per student enrollment. Sign up your campus for the next 2015-2016 survey by December 12, 2016.
Arizona State University   Transportation strategies; reducing single vehicle cars on campus.
Ball State University   Voluntary carbon market with private partners.
Belmont University   Sustainable initiatives in water, heating, waste part of mission as Conservation Covenant (Genesis 1:31).
Bowling Green State University   Metering utilities and evaluating payback for efficiency: Student Green Fund invested in project saves operation costs.
Business Case for Campus Efficiencies-NACUBO Sustainability Advisory Panel   Critical questions each campus should review for their financial and environmental sustainability.
California State University, Fresno   Significant lighting savings and rebates provide savings and improved lighting.
California State University, Sacramento   Diverting organic waste: process, benefits and results.
Carleton College   Utility master planning, strategy, forecast metrics and future-focused results.
Carnegie Mellon University   Re-engineering tax reporting for greater returns.
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania   Green Initiatives: geothermal, passive solar, active solar, landscape, lighting, scheduled maintenance and climate control of unoccupied schedules.
Elon University   Explanation of the campuses “three pillars” of why chosen as a Green Ribbon School.
Special Recognition: US Department of Education Green Ribbon School.
Emory University   Water Hub - working with partners created a large water reclamation noting landscape issues, construction, funding and benefits.
Special Recognition: 2016 NACUBO Innovation Award.
Emory University   Sustainability Efforts: accomplishments, programs, energy and water reduction.
Furman University   By the numbers; estimated savings, sustainability securing gifts, grants and pledges and declared majors/academics.
Harvard University   Sustainability issues addressed at the campus.
Howard Community College   Green building program; energy, atmosphere, indoor air quality, innovation in design and materials.
Lakeland Community College   Noted description of materials, siting, and energy efficiency going into a new project.
Lehigh University   Move out collection drive and great sale saving cost and community.
Luther College   Creative approaches to financing efficiency and renewable energy projects.
McLennan Community College   Specific reductions highlighted in water and energy from 2008 to 2015, despite increase in students and square feet. Increase in recycling.
Northwest College   Student/faculty project removing light bulbs creating better lighting and saving costs.
Ocean County College   Co-generation campus power plant history of success from 2013-2017.
Raritan Valley Community College   One of eleven chosen from Department of Education highlighting rainwater harvesting, green roof, solar array and co-generation.
Special Recognition: US Department of Education Green Ribbon School.
Simon Fraser University   Zero Waste initiative resulting in 70% diversion of waste from landfill; process and results depicted.
Special Recognition: 2016 NACUBO Innovation Award.
Slippery Rock University   Climate Action Plan - results and how energy efficiency has improved and emissions reduced using Guaranteed Energy Savings Agreement.
Special Recognition: US Department of Education Green Ribbon School.
Stanford University   Energy system innovations; cutting edge software technology offered to other campuses.
Stanford University   Plug load; 14 student interns evaluate entire campus for plug load savings.
The Community College of Baltimore Maryland   Partnerships proving rebates and savings: "green begets green".
Special Recognition: 2016 NACUBO Innovation Award.
The George Washington University   Unique partnership with American University and others for a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) representing the largest non-utility solar PV PPA in the United States at time of signing the contract in 2014.
University of Alabama, Birmingham   Eight specific projects changing campus and their bottom line: lighting, water, electric, renewable, energy and recycling.
University of Alberta   Comprehensive facilities analysis; co-generation, renewable projects, water, zero waste and campus as a living lab.
University of Arizona   Green Fund process and results from five years of operation and using the Campus as a Living Laboratory.
University of California, Berkeley   Solar system in place since 2003 with Green Initiative student funding in 2013.
University of California, Irvine   Campus self-created unique web application for a variety of parking issues that improve customer satisfaction and reduced staffing components.
Special Recognition: 2016 NACUBO Innovation Award.
University of Colorado, Boulder   Results of key metrics noting Boulder's success in BTU, electrical, water, waste and carbon footprint.
University of Minnesota, Morris   Composting program process, growth and results.
University of Minnesota, Morris   Green Story: overall success at campus in operations, academics and community.
University of Oregon   Unique free network with 1,500 members sharing information from estimated 700 higher education institutions.
University of Washington, Seattle   Renewable energy partnership success with Seattle City Light and others.
University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee   Sustainability and wellness in the three pillars relating to the Green Ribbon Department of Education program; transportation, buildings and landscape, and education and community service.
Special Recognition: US Department of Education Green Ribbon School.
Western Michigan University   Energy conservation and behavior assessment results.