ERIC Number: ED157156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Mar
Reference Count: 0
A Feasibility Study on the Impact of Agencies and Codes on University and College Energy Use. Volume I: Executive Summary.
Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.
This feasibility study was made to determine the impact of agencies and organizations that review and apply codes and standards to new construction and major renovation projects affecting the ability of colleges and universities to use and conserve energy. The program involved a survey of four representative states--California for a moderate climate, Maryland for a moderate climate, Michigan for a cold climate, and Texas for a warm climate. Within each state, four institutions were analyzed, one from each of the following types: two-year public community or junior college, four-year public college, public university, and four-year private college or university. Among the conclusions are that the process of planning, design, and construction varies widely and has an undetermined impact on energy use and conservation; that public agencies and organizations impact by interpreting and applying specific codes and standards in use; and that the univeristy or college physical plant director or facilities planner has an impact through application of written construction guidelines or established practices during the process of planning, design, and construction. (Author/IRT)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Conservation and Solar Applications (DOE), Washington, DC. Div. of Buildings and Community Systems.
Authoring Institution: Association of Physical Plant Administrators of Universities and Colleges, Washington, DC.
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