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2017 Campus Efficiencies Posters

44 posters highlighted a variety of campus efficiencies at the 2017 Annual Meeting. Poster topics depicted different aspects of operational efficiency and sustainability; both financial as well as environmental. They ran the gamut from operational and strategic planning, to major physical plant infrastructure replacement, student empowerment, campus collaboration between community colleges and universities, organic composting, water savings, behavior changes and utility infrastructure that all improved campus energy and costs.

The Sustainability Advisory Panel (SAP) of NACUBO suggested these posters for the 2014 Annual Meeting and they continue to expand in popularity as a means to explain member’s success. It is a great opportunity to share campus success in a different method other than a concurrent session. Members should consider displaying a poster for the next 2018 Annual Meeting in Long Beach, CA., with registration due by January 31, 2018. (Speaker discount for member registration will only be available after poster registration is confirmed.)

Below is the alphabetical listing of the campuses and the general description and the of major concept(s) of the campus success.

APPA/NACUBO Key Facilities Metric survey results   Survey results depicted the third year of results 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 survey by December 11, 2017.
Arizona State University   Student activities center and event space applying Net zero Energy and Zero Waste goals – including demolition that had 99.91% diversion rate.
Augsburg College   Collaboration with two community colleges, major state university and private non-profit college and county on behavior changes that included waste issues, recycling, climate awareness, student leadership.
Bemidji State University   One of seven national winners highlighting the evolution from 1972 creation of the Environmental Studies B S Program to the 2017 Carbon Commitment with focus on wellness and the Ojibwa native influence.
Special Recognition: U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Winner.
Brandman University   Innovative Student Account Metrics and Collections System that provided benchmarking, automation and analysis tools.
Special Recognition: NACUBO Award Winner.
Business Case for Campus Efficiencies - NACUBO Sustainability Advisory Panel   Critical questions each campus should review for their financial and environmental sustainability.
California State University, Sacramento   Unique BAC Yard: Bioconversion & Agricultural Collaborative reducing waste and greenhouse gas; unique academic and practical operational savings.
Carleton College   Utility master plan building foundation for future with geothermal and other central plant efficiencies with cost savings and emission reductions. Great timeline of the campus to their goal of carbon free by 2050.
Chandler Gilbert Community College   Clear documentation in items and quantity as well as the approximate dollar savings of water, energy efficiency, solar electric, engagement and carbon footprint.
College of Saint Benedicts   Bottle Water Policy since 2011: evaluation of cost, policy, challenges and keys to their success.
Colorado College   Net Zero Energy carbon neutral library renovation with radiant heat, geothermal, options to heat and other innovations.
Special Recognition: NACUBO Award Winner .
Columbus State University   Listing eight elements with specifics on recycling, transportation (car sharing and bike infrastructure), environmental impact, solar, charging stations, landscape design and management and public outreach.
Cornell University   Carbon Neutrality analysis of solutions by 2035: Risk, Benefits and Options. Great chart of cost impacts and results.
Denison University   Carbon neutrality by 2030: combining energy efficiency and carbon mitigation highlighting the process, success, documentation and cost of utilities.
Edinboro University of Pennsylvania   Sustainability initiatives – nine elements highlighted.
Georgia College State University   Substantiality Initiatives: accomplishments since establishing office in 2011, lighting, awards and recognition and the 24 projects over $400,000 (with dollar amount noted) from the Sustainability Fee Program.
Georgia Technical    5D case study: modeling, big data and smart campus tracking improvements.
Johnson County Community College   Student Sustainability Initiative Fund projects highlighted in energy efficiency. Zero waste, food and curriculum and engagement.
Louisiana State University   One of seven national winners highlighting environmental impact, improve health and wellness, and education and outreach.
Special Recognition: U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Winner.
McLennan Community College   Specific cost savings and consumption reductions highlighted in energy and water from 2008 to 2016, despite increase in students and square footage.
Michigan Technological University    Student Sustainability Demonstration House: Alternative Energy Enterprise.
Minneapolis College of Art and Design   Sustainability committee started in 2009, and the 14 highlights of their accomplishments “Where creativity meets sustainability”.
Northwest College   Reducing technology costs with research, design, implement, review; 5-year plan in action with estimating savings in 10 years of electronic waste, utilities and hardware/software renewals.
Peru State College   150-year-old campus indicating conservation issues on lighting, residence hall renovation and campus entry/roadway improvements.
Rhode Island Community College   One of seven national winners campus has done an energy performance contract, supports community health and wellness, bee station and launched an environmental studies degree in 2015.
Special Recognition: U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Winner.
San Diego State University   ZActive student engagement in marketing, surveys, internships, green bag sessions and recycling and campus created an aggressive recycle program that achieved 98.5% diversion rate in 2016.
Slippery Rock University   Climate Action Plan – results and how energy efficiency has improved and emissions reduced using Guaranteed Energy Savings Agreement.
South Dakota State University   SDSU journey to hiring their first sustainability coordinator.
Southwestern Illinois College    
Tennessee Technical University   Sustainability office involved with recycling, water reduction, dining (Responsible Epicurean and Agricultural Leadership), green power switch and bike share.
University of Alabama, Birmingham   Comprehensive Energy Management Plan results from 2015 survey of 90 campus buildings and testing the success.
University of California, Irvine   Details of their transportation program that provides up to three years of complementarily electric vehicle (EV) charging.
University of California, San Diego   2025 with efficiency, time management, cogeneration, on-site and off-campus renewables.
University of California, San Diego   Streamlining catering requests in the IPPS – Integrated Procure to Pay Solutions documenting time savings and actual savings.
Special Recognition: NACUBO Award Winner.
University of Colorado, Boulder   Documentation of leveraging the power of microgrids for community resiliency.
University of Kansas, Lawrence   “Shut the Sash” depicts fume hood energy guzzlers and how to pilot behavior change for cost savings of over $33,000 annually.
University of Kansas, Medical Center   Well documented recycling success and the waste diversion, reduction and cost avoidance.
University of Maryland, Baltimore County   Savings with community action, energy awareness, set points and scheduling, retrofits, chilled water and lighting upgrades.
University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth   Energy Performance Contracting.
University of Massachusetts, Lowell   2020 Strategic Plan that has energy conservation, Accelerated Energy Program (AEP) for all buildings and promoting university as a living learning lab.
University of Northern British Columbia   Carbon Neutral SINCE 2010 – campus has integrated planning, continuous optimization, investment in wood pellet, biomass and district heating, sustainable financing, student research and community engagement that fosters sustainable behavior.
University of Minnesota, Morris   “Morris Model” a community resilience and cultural exchange (with similar sized town in Germany) creating energy efficiency, conservations and resilience in nine major goal areas.
University of Washington   Campus Partners map indicates streamline reporting, improving performance and creating synergies to advance sustainability.
Western Michigan University   Implemented wireless “steam trap implementation” avoiding up to $50,000 annually.