ERIC Number: ED209981
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Aug-21
Reference Count: 0
Energy Management Needs; A Project to Develop Solutions for Higher Education's Energy Problems in the 1980's.
Coldren, Sharon L.; Mitchell, Cecilia
Current patterns of energy management within higher education institutions and energy-related information and services that are needed by senior administrators and others to develop and improve energy management and planning on campus were studied. The findings and recommendations will be used to help develop a new research and action program for the American Council on Education's Energy Task Force. Extensive interviews were conducted with top administrators, faculty, and student representatives at 10 college and university campuses. Interviews also were conducted with government and industry personnel to learn about their perceptions of higher education's energy condition, and to determine what assistance is, or could be, available to higher education. While the clear responsibility for energy management was within physical plant operations at each campus, the styles ranged from specific staff assigned to energy conservation to simple pursuit of ad hoc efforts within the whole maintenance program. Colleges identified local utility companies and vendors as the knowledge resources they rely on most often, followed by the expertise of other administrators and professionals. Additional topics that were surveyed include: energy usage and costs, contingency planning, public relations efforts, efficient heat and electric production, additional sources of fuel, financing energy conservation, and financing capital improvements. Energy usage in higher education and industry are compared, and national policy is considered. An annotated bibliography, case studies bibliography, listing of indexes and periodicals, and a literature and services review are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Energy Task Force, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Council on Education, Washington, DC. Div. of Policy Analysis and Research.
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