This program will help reduce energy consumption in laboratory buildings through strategic equipment upgrades and peer outreach. The CEF will fund a program manager to run a pilot program that 1) involves individual laboratory members in identifying opportunities for efficiency in their laboratory and promoting efficient behavior among their peers; 2) upgrades inefficient laboratory equipment and techniques and 3) encourages labs to turn equipment off when not in use, and to retire unnecessary or duplicate equipment. Funding for equipment modifications and upgrades will be provided by the Physical Plant Department’s Office of Energy Management. A feasibility study for the pilot program is currently underway.
Clean Energy Fund Award: $60,000
Cost of Pilot Study (Phase I): $4,200