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Energy & Fuel Consumption

Objective Target Performance Indicator
Reduce electrical energy & fuel consumption used to heat & cool buildings & power research support operations. Reduce energy use by 2% per year over a five-year period by reducing energy consumption in a variety of areas including: heating/cooling buildings, lighting buildings, miscellaneous equipment Energy costs for facility
Upgrade building control systems to improve thermostat control, ventilation rates, & room lighting levels.
Develop an energy conservation program to include occupancy sensors and low energy lighting systems
Reduce vehicle exhaust generated by AED boats & vehicles where practical & feasible, & reduce the fuel consumed by AED boats & vehicles where practical & feasible Procure alternative fuel vehicles (e.g., hybrid vehicles, four-stroke outboard engines) as resources allow. Number of fuel-efficient & cleaner running vehicles available to staff
Reduce energy used to chill buildings & seawater. Re-design & re-commission chiller system to improve plant efficiency. Energy costs for facility
Reduce generation of greenhouse gases & reliance on fossil fuels Purchase kHz of grid electricity from green energy sources (renewable energy) % of green energy purchased compared to previous years
Purchase 200,000 gal. of  “Bio-diesel” fuel for boilers. Invoice

 

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