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Strategic Energy Plan

2011-12 Strategic Energy and Water Plan October 2011
Executive Summary

Fayetteville State University’s 2011-12 Strategic Energy & Water Plan is in direct support of FSU’s Strategic Plan 2009-2014, specifically: 

  • Strategic Priority 6 – Fiscal resourcefulness and sustainability.
  • Initiative 4 – Develop/implement environmental sustainability programs.
  • Principal Accountability Indicator 3 – Develop a conservation plan to include reduced energy/water consumption. 
  • The purpose of the Plan is to guide the fiscally and environmentally responsible usage of valuable resources in accordance with state legislation, while striving to ensure a safe positive learning environment that provides an acceptable level of comfort for students, faculty, staff, and visitors.
Key elements of this 2011-12 FSU Strategic Energy & Water Plan include:
  • Make regular presentations to faculty, staff and students to drive energy/water conservation culture change on campus
  • Utilize an improved FSU Utility Consumption Report to better inform stakeholders of progress towards reduction goals
  • Design and construct LEED-certified or equivaletn, high performance buildings on campus
  • Include building commissioning on all new construction and major renovation projects on campus
  • Issue an RFP for an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) and complete the selection of an Energy Services Company (ESCO)
  • Complete building energy and water use assessments on at least four FSU facilities (not included in the EPC RFP)
  • Complete four ARRA-funded Energy Efficiency and Conservation projects
  • Identify incentive programs from utility providers to reduce utility expenses
  • Identify at least two opportunities for 3rd party energy generation and conservation projects on campus
  • Include utility sub-meters on all new construction and major renovation projects

2. North Carolina Legislataive basis for the Plan:

  1. Session Law 2007-546 / Senate Bill 668 - Energy consumption per gross square foot to be reduced by 20% by 2010 and 30% by 2015 based on the 2003-2004 fiscal year. Each State institution of higher learning to update its management plan annually and include strategies for supporting consumption reduction requirements. Each university shall submit and annual Strategic Energy Plan to the State Energy Office.
  2. Session Law 2008-203 / Senate Bill 1946 - Energy Efficiency Improvement:  30% for major construction projects, 20% for major renovation projects based on 2004 codes.  Water Use: for major construction or renovation projects 20% less indoor potable water use, and sum of outdoor potable water use and harvested storm water use at least 50% less based on 2006 NC Building Code. (Mandatory for universities 8/8/2008)  
  3. UNC-GA Sustainability Policy – Adopted into the UNC Policy Manual on October 9, 2009. References both NC Senate Bills above, as well as portions of UNC Tomorrow.
3. Plan Goals and Objectives
  1. Create organizational culture change for energy and water efficiency and conservation
    1.1 Educate faculty, students and staff about therir responsibility in FSU energy and water 
    1.2 Create committees/grougs and convene them regularly to champion culture change
    1.3 Host events both on and off campus to raise awareness and engage participants
  2. Reduce campus energy and water consumption
    2.1 Design and construct only LEED-Certified, high-performing, energy and water efficient 
    2.2 Include building commissioning in all new construction and major renovation projects
    2.3 Identify Energy Conservation Measures to implement in facilities and operations
  3. Reduce utility expenses by working with utility providers on rates, incentives and other strategies
    3.1 Ensure appropriate utility rate schedules and accurate billing
    3.2 Identify and participate in all available utility incentive programs
    3.3 Sub-meter campus facilities to inform strategies to reduce utility expenses (usage peak

Detailed Goal and Objective Tables

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