Climate Change Mitigation & Sustainable Energy Initiatives

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Cindy Pollock Shea, LEED AP, Director Sustainability Office, UNC Chapel Hill, presentation at UNC Focus Forward Virtual Conference on April 7, 2010

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  • In the US, residential and commercial buildings consume ~40 percent of primary energy; residential 20.9, commercial 18% industry 32%, transportation 28% DOE building data book. Expenditures ~400 billion for res and commercial bldgs 38% of us GHG emissions and 8% of global ghg emissions.
  • Climate Change Mitigation & Sustainable Energy Initiatives

    1. 1. Climate Change Mitigation and Sustainable Energy Initiatives<br />Cindy Pollock Shea, LEED AP<br />Director, Sustainability Office<br />UNC Chapel Hill <br />UNC Focus Forward April 7, 2010<br />
    2. 2. Overview<br />Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory<br />Climate Action Plan<br />Energy Supply<br />Energy Demand<br />Campus Policies<br />Organizational Structure<br />Resources<br />
    3. 3. Greenhouse Gas Emissions Inventory<br />UNC Chapel Hill<br />
    4. 4. i<br />i<br />Emissions by Demand<br />Building Energy<br />Commuting<br />Fugitive Emissions<br />Air Travel<br />Vehicle Fleet<br />Landscaping<br />2<br />0<br />0<br />8<br />Solid Waste<br />2<br />0<br />0<br />7<br />0<br />1<br />0<br />0<br />2<br />0<br />0<br />3<br />0<br />0<br />4<br />0<br />0<br />5<br />0<br />0<br />T<br />h<br />o<br />u<br />s<br />a<br />n<br />d<br />M<br />T<br />C<br />D<br />E<br />
    5. 5. EmissionsTimeline<br />
    6. 6. Climate Action Plan<br />
    7. 7. Energy<br />Conservation<br />Green Building<br />Transportation<br />Behavior<br />Supply<br />Chain<br />Offsets<br />Approach<br />
    8. 8. Cost<br />Carbon<br />Climate Action Plan<br />
    9. 9. Renewables and<br />Fuel Switching<br />Efficiency<br />Climate Action Plan<br />
    10. 10. Near-term Portfolio<br />
    11. 11. Near Term Impact<br />
    12. 12. A. Biomass Gasification at Carolina North (CN)<br />B. 100% Coal Substitute<br />C. 50% Coal Substitute<br />D. Plasma Gasification of MSW - Syngas<br />E. Shops and Informal Contract Recycling<br />F. 50% Natural Gas, 50% Coal Substitute<br />G. Plasma Gasification of MSW: Syngas + Natural Gas<br />H. 50% Natural Gas<br />I. Biomass Gasification w/ Biochar Production (CN)<br />J.Energy Conservation (Mid-High Investment)<br />K. Large Scale Biomass<br />L. Biomass Gasification at CN (Phase II)<br />M.Solar Thermal (CN)<br />N. Solar Thermal to Electricity (Troughs) (CN)<br />O. Solar Thermal to Electricity (Dish Sterling) (CN)<br />P. Demo Scale Concentrating Solar PV (CN)<br />
    13. 13. 32 Megawatt Coal-Fired Cogeneration Plant<br /><ul><li>Twice as Efficient
    14. 14. EPA Awards
    15. 15. CO2 Reductions</li></li></ul><li>Coal & Climate Change<br /><ul><li> Climate Legislation
    16. 16. Monetization of Carbon
    17. 17. Coal Ash Regulations
    18. 18. Mining Regulations
    19. 19. Coal Free Campus Campaign
    20. 20. Energy Task Force</li></li></ul><li>Potential New Energy Sources<br />
    21. 21. Renewable Energy Special Projects Committee<br /><ul><li>$4 Per Student Per Semester - 2003
    22. 22. Solar Thermal System on </li></ul> Residence Hall<br /><ul><li> Geothermal Wells at Botanical</li></ul> Garden<br /><ul><li> Photovoltaic System on New</li></ul> Parking Deck<br /><ul><li> Biodiesel Fuel in Point 2 Point </li></ul> Buses<br /><ul><li> Energy Efficiency
    23. 23. Lighting Upgrades
    24. 24. Shut the Sash</li></li></ul><li>Technologies on the Horizon<br />
    25. 25. Central Plant Efficiencies<br />
    26. 26. Central Plant Cost Savings<br />Off Peak Chilled Water Production<br />
    27. 27. Seven Year Record of Progressin Energy Reduction<br />
    28. 28. Energy Efficiency<br />Retrocommissioning / Building Tuneups<br />Lighting Retrofits<br />HVAC Improvements <br />Reduced Air Changes per Hour in Labs<br />
    29. 29. Energy Conservation FY 2010<br />Savings to date <br />$1,717,877<br />Outside Air and Dampers<br />Occupancy Schedules and Building Setbacks<br />http://save-energy.unc.edu/<br />
    30. 30. New Technologies<br /><ul><li> LED Lighting
    31. 31. Occupancy Sensors for </li></ul> Ventilation<br /><ul><li> Variable Air Volume Fume</li></ul> Hoods<br /><ul><li> Chilled Beams
    32. 32. Heat Recovery Chillers </li></li></ul><li>High Performance/Green Building<br /><ul><li> Senate Bill 668
    33. 33. LEED 2.2 and LEED 2009
    34. 34. Design Guidelines
    35. 35. Staff Training
    36. 36. Process Improvements
    37. 37. Designer Selection
    38. 38. Integration
    39. 39. Across Departments
    40. 40. Across Disciplines</li></li></ul><li>Campus Specific Gap Analysis<br />Energy Modeling<br />Commissioning<br />Building Acceptance Process<br />Warranty Management<br />LEED Documentation<br />
    41. 41. Transportation<br />Fare Free Transit<br />Commuter Alternative Program<br />
    42. 42. Behavior Change<br />
    43. 43. Education<br />Environmental Science<br />Capstones<br />Climate Leadership and Energy Awareness Program<br />
    44. 44. Energy Policies<br />Campus Policies and Procedures<br />ADMINISTRATIONu ATHLETICS u CONDUCTu EMPLOYMENT uNONDISCRIMINATION u RESEARCH u STUDENTS<br />  <br />Administration<br />Accounting of Disclosures of Protected Health Information (PHI) Policies<br />Alcohol: Guidelines for Serving Alcohol at University-Sponsored Events<br />Carolina Development Policies and Procedures<br />Charter of Chancellors Committee on Naming University Facilities and Units<br />Compliance Line<br />Credit Card Merchant Services Policy<br />Energy Efficient Lighting Policy<br />Energy Efficient Purchasing Policy<br />Energy Use Policy<br />
    45. 45. Organizational Structure at UNC Chapel Hill<br />Energy Services <br />Energy Management<br />Facilities Planning and Construction<br />Facilities Services/HVAC<br />Environment, Health & Safety<br />Transportation Demand Management<br />Office of Waste Reduction and Recycling<br />Sustainability Office<br />EVERYBODY on CAMPUS<br />
    46. 46. Wrap Up<br />Ambitious Goals<br />Process of Continuous Improvement<br />Monitor and Measure<br />Report & Provide Feedback<br />Involve EVERYBODY<br />
    47. 47. Additional Resources<br />American College and University Presidents Climate Commitmenthttp://www.presidentsclimatecommitment.org/<br />Accelerating Campus Climate Initiatives, Rocky Mountain Institutehttp://www.rmi.org/Content/Files/RMI_AcceleratingCampusClimateInitiatives.pdf<br />Clean Air Cool Planethttp://www.cleanair-coolplanet.org/toolkit/inv-calculator.php<br />UNC Chapel Hill<br />http://climate.unc.edu<br />

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