An assessment of current energy management efforts is being performed; current performance falls primarily into AGGRESSIVE category on the Energy Scorecard. GMU has initiated action in all of the (five) key focus areas and is poised to obtain solid results in each area. In particular, the assessment revealed the following Strengths in the current efforts and initiatives:
This effort will produce a comprehensive database of facility, usage and cost information that is available
for use in monitoring excessive variations, identifying and recovering billing errors, and targeting facilities
for follow-up evaluation. Load profiles are available for each building on the Fairfax, Arlington and Prince William campuses.
we will seek ways to minimize the volatility of market pricing through contracts or in conjunction with the
Commonwealth of Virginia.
Recommended temperature ranges have been established – 70 degrees Fahrenheit for heating mode and 76 degrees Fahrenheit for cooling mode. Usage and cost of energy and utilities is being tracked and reviewed for each facility. Energy reduction opportunities have been identified and implemented where financial benefit was established.
and will include involvement of the administration, students, faculty and employees. All operating units whose
activities affect energy use and cost will be identified. Financing options for energy related projects will include
performance contracts, and profits from the energy curtailment program.