Implementing Energy Efficiency through Sub-meters
September 11 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDTFree
Participants will learn how to begin sub-metering utilities on their campus and how this data can inform and justify not only the cost of the sub-meters, but of energy efficiency projects as well. Participants will also learn how we have taken this a step further by institutionalizing this data in a student-designed energy management information system. Both of these will serve as an example that participants can implement on their campus.
Kurt Miller, Sustainability Project Coordinator, Macalester College
As a Saint Paul native, having grown up not far from campus, Macalester College is a perfect fit. Kurt was led to Macalester several years after graduating from St. Olaf College. He now coordinates sustainability initiatives throughout campus on a part-time basis while fulfilling another part-time role in Information Technology Services; having also previously worked in Facilities Services.
He brings great experiences to Macalester including the spearheading of the first federally funded, new construction project in the United States to provide geothermal environmental conditioning and domestic hot water to seniors in an urban affordable-housing setting. This achievement is a reflection of his approach to the sustainability field: leveraging technology – in whatever form – is a key to sustainability success.
Tomas Panek, Student, Macalester College
Tom is an international student at Macalester College currently majoring in Economics. Tom decided to switch his major from Computer Science to Economics as a result of his work developing software in the Sustainability Office.