Solutions Center

The Solutions Center identifies carbon and energy reducing activities to support campus climate action goals. The objective of the Solutions Center is to help campuses review more quickly the solutions available and to help build a presentation for decision makers to be able to assess and prioritize decisions faster in order to accelerate climate action. 

SolutionCategoryGHG ImpactEconomic ImpactFeasibilityTimelineMaintenancePublicity
Carbon Offsets Carbon OffsetsLargeSmall Net CostDoable< 1 yearLow / NoneHmm... Okay.
Green Labs Energy Demand, Energy EfficiencyLargeNet SavingsSome Challenges1-2 yearsModerateThat's pretty cool.
Ground Source Heating and Cooling Alternative Supply Systems, Energy SupplyEnormousNet SavingsA Big Lift10 years +ModerateThat's pretty cool.
High-performance Building Standards Energy Demand, Energy Efficiency, High-performance BuildingsLargeNeutralDifficult2-5 yearsLow / NoneWow, amazing project!
Public, Private, Partnerships (P3s) Business Practices, Public Private Partnerships (P3s), Sustainability Funding StrategiesEnormousLarge Net SavingsA Big Lift2-5 yearsModerateWow, amazing project!
Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) Energy Supply, Renewable Energy CreditsEnormousSmall Net CostDoable< 1 yearLow / NoneHmm... Okay.
Solar Photovoltaics Energy Supply, On-site Renewable EnergyLowNeutralSome Challenges1-2 yearsLow / NoneThat's pretty cool.
Utility-Scale Wind & Solar Energy Supply, Off-site Renewable EnergyEnormousLarge Net SavingsDifficult1-2 yearsLow / NoneWow, amazing project!
Biogas (Seeking Expert) Alternative Fuels, Energy SupplyLargeNeutralDifficult2-5 yearsLow / NoneHmm... Okay.
Building Envelope (Seeking Expert) Energy Demand, Energy Efficiency, High-performance BuildingsModerateNeutralDifficult2-5 yearsLow / NoneYawn
Continuous Commissioning (Seeking Expert) Energy Demand, Energy EfficiencyModerateNet SavingsSome Challenges< 1 yearHighHmm... Okay.
Electrical Energy Storage (Seeking Expert) Alternative Supply Systems, Energy SupplyLowSmall Net CostDifficult1-2 yearsLow / NoneThat's pretty cool.
HVAC (Seeking Expert) Energy Demand, Energy EfficiencyLargeNet SavingsSome Challenges1-2 yearsModerateYawn
Micro-mobility Programs (Seeking Expert) Improved Commuting, TransportationMinisculeNeutralDoable1-2 yearsModerateYawn
Revolving Funds (Seeking Expert) Business Practices, Revolving FundsModerateNet SavingsDoable1-2 yearsModerateYawn

The Solutions Center is a partnership with Second Nature, CustomerFirst Renewables (CFR), and Brailsford & Dunlavey.

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