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Joined: Apr 11 2012

My university will replace our current system (coal generated) in 2014. Please share any ideas on how renewable sources could work so that we don't look in automatically on natural gas.

Joined: Dec 16 2008

Hi Mark,
Thanks for the question! You might find the section on installing renewable energy on campus in our climate action planning how-to guide helpful.

Joined: Dec 4 2012

Hi Mark,

You might be interested in this study.

The goal of the study was to find least-cost paths to net zero energy consumption for the entire 2-million square foot UW River Falls campus. The study narrowed the field of potential energy efficiency and renewable energy approaches, quantified the energy and carbon reduction for each proposed measure, and estimated the life cycle cost of the reductions.

If you have any questions, let me know.


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Joined: Jun 14 2010


I'll chime in that here in Fort Collins Colorado State University is partnering with the City of Fort Collins and community groups on Fort ZED - to create an active net zero energy district encompassing the town's downtown area and the CSU campus with a variety of strategies, from demand response to distributed renewable energy and education.

If you would like more information beyond what's on the web site, I'd be happy to you in touch with people here locally.

Best, Dave Wortman, Brendle Group