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  • Energy Conservation Program

    Funded in part by the

    Rocky Mountain Institute

    Luther College January 29, 2010

    Project No: 593702.00

    Prepared by: Sebesta Blomberg

    Contacts: Judy Purman Pete Dahl

    2381 Rosegate Roseville, MN 55113 Main: 651-634-0775

    Fax: 651-634-7400 email: jpurman@sebesta.com

    pdahl@sebesta.com

  • Table of Contents

    Luther College Sebesta Blomberg & Associates, Inc Energy Conservation Program Page 2 Project No: 593702.00

    1.0 OVERVIEW............................................................................................................................ 41.1 Program Mission and Goals....................................................................................................... 4

    1.2 Program Development Process .................................................................................................. 5

    1.3 Program Components................................................................................................................. 6

    2.0 ENERGY CONSUMPTION BENCHMARKING .............................................................. 72.1 Historical Energy Consumption on Campus.............................................................................. 7

    2.2 Benchmarking: Energy Use Intensity ...................................................................................... 15

    2.3 Greenhouse Gas Emissions...................................................................................................... 18

    3.0 ENERGY CONSUMPTION MEASUREMENT............................................................... 214.0 ENERGY CONSERVATION AND OTHER LUTHER COLLEGE PRIORITIES ..... 225.0 ENERGY CONSERVATION GOALS............................................................................... 236.0 PROPOSED EDUCATION AND AWARENESS INITIATIVES ................................... 24

    6.1 Program Kick-off: Engaging the Community, Understanding Motivation and Barriers to Energy Conservation...................................................................................................................... 24

    6.2 Targeted Energy Conservation Educational Initiatives ........................................................... 27

    6.3 Measurement & Verification Program..................................................................................... 35

    6.4 Recommendations for Metering Installation ........................................................................... 38

    7.0 TRACKING PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS .................................................................. 417.1 Program review and revision ................................................................................................... 41

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    Figures

    Figure 1 Comparative Energy Use, FY 2008-09 Figure 2 Historical Energy Use by Commodity Figure 3 Campus Monthly Consumption of Electricity (kW), June 2003-March

    2009 Figure 4 Monthly Electricity Demand (kW), June 2003-March 2009 Figure 5 Monthly Electric Costs, June 2003-March 2009 Figure 6 Annual Electricity Use (kWh), Fiscal Years 2003-04 through 2008-09 Figure 7 Total Cost of Electric Service Figure 8 Electricity Demand (kW) Over Time Figure 9 Average Electric Cost per kWh including demand charges Figure 10 Monthly Natural Gas Consumption (MMBTUs) and Cost for FY08-09 Figure 11 Annual Natural Gas Consumption (MMBTUs) and Cost Figure 12 Average Natural Gas Costs per MMBTU Figure 13 Luther College Carbon Footprint (mtons CO2e), fiscal yrs 2003-2009 Figure 14 Carbon Footprint per Fulltime student and 1000 ft2 (mtons CO2e) Figure 15 Weather Normalization for Decorah: Heating Degree Days Figure 16 Weather Normalization for Decorah: Cooling Degree Days

    Tables Table 1 Historical Energy Use, FY02-03 - FY08-09 Table 2 Summary of Energy Data from APPA FPI, FY07-08 Table 3 Contribution of Natural Gas and Electricity Consumption* to the total

    Campus Carbon Footprint by mtons CO2e and Percentage Table 4 Comparison of Metrics for Energy Use on Campus, 2008-2009 Table 5 Stakeholder Group Input Method and Participation Table 6 Timeframe and Suggested Energy Conservation Topic

    Appendices Appendix A Draft Energy Conservation Best Practices Manual Appendix B Strategies for Consideration as Program Matures Appendix C Draft Energy Conservation Pledge Appendix D Draft Energy Conservation Policy

  • Overview

    Luther College Sebesta Blomberg & Associates, Inc Energy Conservation Program Page 4 Project No: 593702.00

    1.0 OVERVIEW 1.1 Program Mission and Goals As a signatory to the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment (ACUPCC), Luther College actively seeks to decrease the Colleges carbon footprint (greenhouse gas emission inventory) through both behavioral and technological changes, focusing on teaching responsible global citizenship and energy conservation. The College has reduced its carbon footprint by more than 15 percent in recent years through significant investments in energy efficiency. However, in a campus setting, it is difficult to connect the actual cost of energy consumption to the individual using the power. Under such circumstances, it is necessary to take a different approach; people become interested in changing their behavior when they learn about the consequences of their actions.

    The Energy Conservation Program (the Program) is designed to educate stakeholders about the importance of energy conservation and efficiency. The goal of this educational effort is to institutionalize a culture of energy conservation on campus so that regardless who the leaders within the school community happen to be at any particular time, the knowledge and implementation of energy conservation measures will be integral to campus life. This means that academics, campus organizational structure and policies, and decision-making strategy incorporate energy efficiency as a fundamental value, rather than being imposed or added on.

    Specifically, the Program seeks to:

    Conserve energy and reduce energy-related greenhouse gas emissions on campus

    Educate stakeholders (students, faculty and staff) about the importance of energy conservation and efficiency and the economic and environmental impacts of energy consumption

    Promote the economic, environmental and sustainable benefits of conservation and energy efficiency

    Encourage participation and ownership by stakeholders

    This effort is funded by a grant from the Rocky Mountain Institute, an independent, entrepreneurial, nonprofit organization that promotes energy efficiency, a whole-systems approach, and market-oriented solutions. Luther is one of 12 colleges and universities in the United States selected by RMI to participate in its "Accelerate Campus Climate-Change Initiatives" program. The RMI program goals are to assist participating campuses in creating plans for wholesystem actions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from campus operations; to connect participating campuses with potential funding partners and a network of likeminded peers; and to develop a publication that other campuses can consult for guidance in the planning

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    and implementation of a successful climatechange mitigation initiative targeted at campus operations.

    1.2 Program Development Process The process for developing this Program, described below, has been documented to share the development process of the Luther College Energy Conservation Program with other colleges and universities so that they may create their own. While it will be important for the success of each institutions own program to tailor the program development process described here to its own unique set of circumstances, it is Luthers goal to provide a framework for successful program development and implementation.

    After learning that it was selected to participate in the "Accelerate Campus Climate-Change Initiatives" program, Luther College released a Request for Proposals for a consultant to lend direction to this effort. The committee selected Sebesta Blomberg, a national engineering firm based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Sebesta Blomberg provides engineering and sustainability services including design, construction support, commissioning, energy management, environmental, master planning (including LEED) and greenhouse gas inventory services aimed at enhancing performance and cutting costs.

    In November 2009, Sebesta Blomberg held a series of five stakeholder meetings with students, staff, faculty and administrators to engage the community in discussion about developing the Program. People who were unable to attend the stakeholder meetings were asked to participate in an online survey. These two efforts were considered the launch of the Program since both were designed to raise awareness and provide a unique opportunity for the campus community to shape the future of energy conservation at Luther. Also, the information gleaned from these two efforts provided guidance on stakeholder understanding of the issues involved and was used as the benchmark for the development of energy conservation educational initiatives.

    During the same time, Sebesta Blomberg assessed the metering capabilities on campus to develop the basis of a submetering plan.

    To present the current energy situation at Luther College, we collected information from several sources including historical energy use and the colleges carb