Energy Savings at Iowa StateThe goal is an ambitious one -- to save $1.5 million in energy costs every year as compared to the average usage FY98-FY01. Here's the plan, with information on how the university community can help.
|Energy Heroes (PDF file). We would like to recognize a few of our energy "heroes" on campus.|
Tips for saving energy in the office
Turn it off. Find out how much you can save by turning off your computer, printer, copier and other equipment and appliances.
Energy FAQ (PDF file). When should you turn your fluorescent lights? Can you run a small fan? Keep your refrigerator? Facilities staff answer your questions about energy conservation.
Energy Saving Ideas (PDF file). Here are some common energy savings ideas that can be applied to many campus buildings.
Energy savings in ISU buildings|
Building plans. Here are the building-specific energy saving plans.
Implementation Process (PDF file). Here is the process we used to develop the building specific energy plans.
Goals and progress|
Energy dollars. (PDF file). See our progress on a monthly basis.
Energy goal (PDF file). See our dollar savings on a cumulative basis.
Historical energy use (PDF file). Monthly details of the university's use of electricity, steam and chilled water.
Degree Days (Excel file). Look at heating and cooling degree-day data for Ames, Iowa.
Electrical Benchmark Buildings (Excel file). Electrical usage for buildings with electric meters only.
BTU's per Gross Square Foot (Excel file). See how some of our fully-metered buildings compare with EPA's Energy Star Program.
Exemption Request (PDF form). If you would like to request environmental conditions other than the 68/78 degree standard, please complete this form, get your Dean or VP to approve the request and forward to FP&M.
About utility services
Utility System Overview. ISU owns and operates a cogeneration power plant to provide cost-effective, reliable utility services to most university buildings.
Utility Plant Diagram (PDF file). Find out how the power plant works to deliver energy.
Utility Rates (PDF file). Here are our rates.
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Some of these documents are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format.