Tools and Resources
Do you have energy efficiency projects that have been postponed or rejected due to capital budget limitations, other projects with better returns, or lack of expertise? Yet, from your perspective the project should be a “no brainer” due to the immediate positive cash flows generated by the energy savings. Understanding your organization’s decision-making process, being able to effectively speak to the benefit of improved cash flow, and improving your financial literacy can greatly increase your probability of receiving approval for a project.
The ENERGY STAR Student Activity Guide provides a comprehensive overview of ENERGY STAR tools and resources available to colleges and universities that are looking to improve energy performance. It also offers ideas for hosting activities on campus that will appeal to and motivate students, faculty, staff, administrators, and the local community to learn how to protect the environment by using energy-efficient practices and products.
This 74-page document, from the National Science and Technology Council, presents guidance and recommendations on the benefits and complexities in the use of submetering technologies for new and existing buildings.