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Achieving Climate Action Goals by Leveraging Data Analytics

May 2, 2017

Want to spend more time fixing issues and less time looking for them? Auditing HVAC systems for energy issues has the potential to be extremely time consuming, but data analytics can help  teams increase their productivity and decrease their energy costs in parallel. In this webinar, hosted in partnership with BuildPulse, participants will learn how to leverage data to set, measure, and achieve goals proactively with both aspects in mind. Presenters will also share campus case studies illustrating the benefits and challenges on incorporating analytics, include examples from University of New Hampshire and Gonzaga University.

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Reducing campus emissions and energy bills through software-based HVAC optimization

April 19, 2017

Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) are a big portion of campus energy budgets and carbon emissions. But the combination of aging equipment and ever-tightening budgets means campus facilities departments have to do more with less, resulting in inefficiencies that can get worse over time. Automated closed-loop control of campus HVAC systems can help cut energy costs, reduce carbon emissions, and improve operations in a sustained way. In this webinar, hosted in partnership with Optimum Energy, presenters will cover the basics of HVAC Optimization, how software-based optimization can you reach your climate action goals, and examples from higher education campuses including University of Texas Austin, Columbia University.

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Expanding Access to Renewable Energy – Customizing for Higher Education

March 22, 2017

American colleges and universities are well-suited to utilize renewable energy, but many renewable energy projects are larger than needed by most campuses, and often require commitments of 15-20 years. Multi-institution collaborations have proven to be complicated and difficult to replicate. As a result, many interested institutions have yet to participate in larger renewable energy initiatives. This webinar will focus on a power purchase agreement (PPA) that specifically addresses these barriers. Altenex, an Edison Energy Company, has developed an innovative, new PPA structure called PowerBloks™. For slides, email gboscio@secondnature.org.

Large-Scale Renewables: The Next Chapter in Higher Education Sustainability Leadership

March 14, 2017

As campuses pursue carbon neutrality, incorporating large-scale renewable energy can be a powerful tool for reaching ambitious climate action goals. In this webinar, presented in partnership with CustomerFirst Renewables (CFR), speakers will discuss the opportunities and challenges of large-scale renewables and aggregation, and provide guidance on how to successfully pursue these opportunities. Speakers will also provide peer case studies and tools, as discussed in a new joint white paper from CFR and Second Nature. Attendees will walk away with information and inspiration to explore their campus renewable energy options.