Smart Energy Use

Loras College Examples

Energy Consumption (All departments and divisions of the college)

  1. Natural gas use
  2. Electricity use
  3. Outdoor lighting
  4. Heating and cooling
  5. Alternative sources of energy: solar power, wind power, and geothermal
  6. Appliances

SHORT-TERM RECOMMENDATIONS:

  • Inform students about energy consumption by appliances and encourage them to bring to campus only the most essential and energy efficient appliances for their personal use
  • Develop and implement a campus-wide lighting and electricity use policy, which would include the following practices, among others:
    • Shut off Bierie Field lighting as quickly as possible after field usage is concluded
    • Replace incandescent light bulbs with energy-saving CFL (compact fluorescent lamp) bulbs, where possible
    • Encourage members of Loras community to turn off lights and electronic devices when not in use or overnight, when it is reasonable and appropriate to do so
    • Install motion sensors (e.g., in all classrooms, bathrooms, hallways, rarely-used areas) and timers (e.g., outdoor lighting of Keane Hall) where appropriate
    • Install thermal efficient windows in college buildings
    • Heat and cool all new buildings with geothermal systems
    • Purchase Energy Star appliances and electronics, whenever possible
    • Encourage use of rechargeable batteries
    • Explore the feasibility of other energy sources such as solar and wind power
    • Maximize use of natural light
    • Update old appliances
    • Install energy “misers” (available through Alliant Energy) in the vending and cooling machines.

City of Dubuque Examples

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