The University of recently joined a newly formed cohort in the Energy Trust of Oregon’s Strategic Energy Management (SEM) program, according to physical plant director André Hutchinson.
One of the initial steps in the SEM program is the Energy Management Assessment (EMA); the EMA session is not a technical audit, but rather takes a business approach to effective energy management. The EMA is a means to identify, evaluate, and prioritize critical energy-related business practices to target for improvement, and will take place Tuesday, January 5, 2016.
The meeting will be facilitated by Harold “Skip” Schick, director of business practices for the Energy Trust of Oregon. Key stakeholders and other persons with responsibilities that effect energy management have been invited to participate in the EMA. The ultimate goals of UP’s participation include the creation and implementation of a formal energy policy resulting in significant, permanent reductions in energy consumption, further resulting in significant, permanent reductions in energy costs.
To provide further incentive, UP will receive electricity savings of two cents per kilowatt hour and natural gas savings of twenty center per therm for participating in the SEM program. In addition, UP will receive a $1,000 milestone bonus if the new energy policy is created and implemented within one year of the formation of its cohort.
For more information contact Hutchinson at 7306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.