Energy & Water
- Representative: Mike Ananian
- Ronnie Overton
- Ed Keller
- David Guion
- Steve Delaney
- Jessica Majkowycz
- Joy King
The Energy & Water Subcommittee’s mission is threefold: to make
recommendations to the UNCG administration to adopt policies that will
enhance sustainable energy and water management practices, to encourage
individuals on campus and the community to be more responsible in their
energy and water usage, and to provide information to the campus and
Greensboro community about what UNCG is doing about energy and water
conservation and efficiency.
Goals of the Energy and Water Subcommittee
The Energy & Water Subcommittee promotes and recommends
energy-saving practices and projects to the campus community that will
have a significant impact on energy/water sustainability measures at
UNCG. Currently, UNCG complies with North Carolina’s mandate for energy
and water conservation within the state university and community college
systems’ buildings (Senate Bill 668), primarily in UNCG’s Capital
Projects and Design and Construction Practices. Through publications on
its website, the Energy and Water Subcommittee will raise the awareness
of sustainable energy and water policies, practices, and projects that
UNCG already has in place or will soon implement as well as those that
this subcommittee recommends the university to put into practice.
This new subcommittee has complied a master list that is threefold:
goals for the subcommittee; recommended goals and actions for UNCG; and
polices, practices, and projects that UNCG already does or has committed
to do in the near future.
Create website for our Energy and
- Another significant goal of this subcommittee has been to create a
website, which you see here. Near future additions to this website will
include: lists of suggestions for how students, faculty, and staff can
conserve energy and water, links to on-campus websites—UNCG Student
Employment Office for example—for educational, employment, and career
opportunities in Energy and Water Management/Conservation and
Sustainability, and quarterly updates of this subcommittee’s progress in
fulfilling its goals.
Target Vice Chancellors who can control and implement our
recommendations listed in the section below.
- On 1/20/09 the Energy & Water Subcommittee met with Associate Vice
Chancellor of Facilities Operations Jorge Quintal and Assistant Vice
Chancellor of Facilities Operations Tony Schallert to speak to them of
the mission and objectives of the Energy & Water Subcommittee and to
request their support of this subcommittee’s projects.)
Create a UNCG Energy and Water Recommendations and Guidelines
Document that includes the UNCG Strategic Energy Plan as one of its
- We are working with the Assistant Vice Chancellor of Facilities
Operations Tony Schallert to join Facilities Operation’s UNCG Strategic
Energy Plan with the Energy &
Water Subcommittee’s Master List mentioned above. In addition, this new
document will include text about Energy and Water Sustainability per se,
language currently missing in the UNCG Strategic Energy Plan. The
primary goal of this document will be to recommend energy and water
conservation/efficiency strategies and projects to the university.
Secondarily, this subcommittee along with its Facilities Operations
partner will submit this “UNCG Energy and Water Recommendations and
Guidelines” document to the university to consider adopting as a
university-wide Energy & Water Policy.
- Many universities nationwide as well as in North Carolina have an Energy
and Water Policy, which is an important first step to raising the
awareness and significance of sustainable energy and water efforts and
reducing the carbon footprint. UNCG full-time staff, faculty, and
students may see these energy and water policies and many other
sustainability topics on ASSHE’s website: www.asshe.org.
Raise awareness through distribution of this UNCG Energy and Water
Recommendations and Guidelines Document which includes the UNCG
Strategic Energy Plan via our
Work closely with Facilities Management in determining energy
policy, communicating ideas, and sharing information about new energy
and water efficiency/conservation initiatives and projects.
Work closely with Student Employment Office to find out and post
student jobs and jobs after graduation in Sustainability and Energy and
Publish information and news about Energy and Water Sustainability
via our website and on-campus and off-campus media, including energy and
water efficiency/conservation and alternative energy.
Compile and publish suggestions for how students, faculty, and
staff can conserve energy and water via our website, internet messages
to the UNCG community, and on-campus newspapers.