Utilities are one of the largest non-payroll operation costs across campuses today. Volatile energy commodity markets expose risks and cause unpredictable price fluctuations that can be difficult to manage and predict. Developing large scale renewables provide significant cost reductions and other economic benefits while supporting institutions’ goals of reducing carbon emissions. Recent advances in technology and purchasing methodologies, allow for attractive solutions available to most institutions, irrespective of onsite physical space limitations, to obtain a power purchase agreement for optimum benefit.
Hear from two campus representatives and their consultants who have assisted in maneuvering a potentially opaque process, and have been innovative in bringing campuses from both regulated and deregulated states to use this purchasing method to save money and reduce their carbon footprint.
Meet the Presenters
- Bert Bland, associate vice president of energy and sustainability, Cornell University
- Alicia Knight, senior associate vice president operations, George Washington University
- Gary Farha, co-founder, president, and CEO, Customer First Renewables
- Chris O’Brien, director of higher education programs, Altenex and lecturer, American University
- Sally Grans-Korsh, director, facilities management and environmental policy, NACUBO
Webcast Facilities, Environmental Compliance Energy Efficiency, Sustainability