Posts tagged: energy management

Getting buy-in for your big ideas

Vibrant. Exhilarating. Complicated. Messy.

We're not talking about your love life. We’re talking about working in an institutional setting, where getting things done is no simple task. If you’re looking at launching a major initiative, an interdepartmental project, or moving forward with your climate action goals, you need to draw from a different toolkit than your job description outlines—you need to be persuasive.

New resource available: financing energy projects

Understanding the ins and outs of financing major energy and sustainability projects is not everyone's strength. But getting more familiar with the different, sometimes creative ways you can help your institution figure out how to pay for efficiency and renewables could make a difference. This presentation was designed to help you develop more familiarity with the terms, the pros, the cons, and the contingencies to make conversations with your institution's CFO go more smoothly.

Enabling their best work: increasing comfort levels of mental health educators and students through financed building improvements

William James College, located in Newton, Mass., offers accredited mental health professional training programs, including a program that trains veterans training to treat other veterans. Financing from GreenerMass has made it possible to begin addressing issues with building comfort, improving the physical environment for students and educators.

Communing through food, collaborating for a healthy planet

Here’s how one university has joined their reputation for excellence in dining with an efficient sustainability metric tracking system through community-distributed responsibility—and won awards for both.

ENERGY STAR’s Portfolio Manager now easier for campus-wide data collection and benchmarking

The U.S. EPA’s ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® provides a platform for benchmarking the energy performance of all kinds of commercial buildings. Energy managers on college campuses, however, often face a challenge in both accurately metering energy at the building level and categorizing buildings under the Portfolio Manager framework of use types. Now the new Higher Education Benchmarking Initiative seeks to collect campus-wide data from colleges and universities across North America—and offer energy scorecards in return.

First GreenerMass contract signed to provide energy savings to William James College with no upfront costs

GreenerU to replace an obsolete energy management system for the Newton-based private school for undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology

Program funds still available for Massachusetts nonprofit institutions

Massachusetts State House considers building performance standards legislation

Massachusetts may enact the first state-wide legislation requiring that buildings comply with minimum energy performance standards. Find out if your institution's buildings are affected.

NYSERDA’s Real Time Energy Management (RTEM) program offers 30% cost share for projects that find energy savings on school campuses

The program offers $60 million by way of a 30% cost-share incentive to support building energy analysis and control, using software that draws data from building automation systems and programmable to a building’s custom settings.

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