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Jake Wagle
Director of

Facilities Operations

(812) 877-8593


 
 
ENERGY CONSERVATION

 

Energy Conservation Measures Implemented

Implemented nighttime temperature setbacks.

 

Purchased a thermal imaging camera to improve equipment efficiencies

and weather proofing. 

 

Buildings that do not have 24 hour occupancy are not heated or cooled from 11:00 p.m.—6:00 a.m.

 

All incandescent bulbs throughout campus have been replaced with compact fluorescent lights.  Compact fluorescent light bulbs use 1/3 the electricity and last up to 10 times as long as incandescent bulbs*.

 

We are utilizing the Energy Management System to verify that all building control algorithms are performing as intended.

 

Energy Conservation Measures In Process

 

We are evaluating and adjusting the amount of outside air brought in to buildings based upon carbon dioxide levels.

 

We are currently testing occupancy sensors throughout the Facilities Operations building.  Occupancy Sensors are devices that detect the presence of someone entering a room and turns on the lights.  The lights turn off automatically when the room has been unoccupied for a set period of time.

 

All campus buildings will be separately metered (water, gas, electricity).  In order to determine which buildings have the greatest opportunity for efficiency improvements. 

The White Chapel and Millennium Fountain water features are cycled off nightly from 12:00 a.m.—5:00 a.m. 

 

Future

  • All future buildings will be built according LEED certification requirements. 

 

How You Can Conserve Energy   

 

Switch off lights, computers, photocopiers and other electrical equipment at night.  Enable energy-saving features on all computers and copiers.

 

Ensure that lights and none essential equipment are turned off when not in use.

 

Consider energy-efficiency when purchasing new equipment. Give preference to equipment with low power stand-by or sleep features.  Purchase Energy Star rated equipment when available.

 

Put your monitor to sleep rather than use screen savers, they often consume more energy.

 

Minimize the use of space heaters.  Space heaters often overload electrical circuits.  Contact Facilities Operations at 877-8425 for room temperature adjustments.  

 

Resources

 

*Energy Star

http://www.energystar.gov/ia/partners/promotions/change_light/downloads/Fact_Sheet_CFLs_060606.pdf

 

 

 

 

Rose is the new Green

 


 

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Questions or comments email alan.youngblood@rose-hulman.edu

 

     

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