Our energy management team is committed to helping us determine how best to reduce our energy costs and manage our resources better and more efficiently. As well, the HVAC shop falls into this area and the Energy Management team is directly involved with solving any problems that arise with heating and cooling on campus.
Officially, this team is responsible for planning, organizing, and coordinating the University’s energy program in such a manner that it meets the highest standards and to bring the greatest value to the University and its customers. One of their most notable projects is the conversion to cost-saving LED lights across campus. The effects are perhaps most noticeable on High Street at night where a line of bright, clean lights traces the north border of campus. This crew is also responsible for the Building Automation Systems (BASs) across campus. They are able, in buildings that are equipped, to see heating and cooling issues and their causes as well as, in many cases, rectify those situations.
This initiative was driven by two main forces:
The following Executive Order 19 Report was prepared by Kevin Miller for Longwood University.
As stated by the Commonwealth of Virginia:
"The Commonwealth, in performing a multitude of critical functions and operations, like other large organizations and business enterprises, has a significant impact on the environment. It is imperative that in every aspect of state government activity, we act as conscientious stewards of our resources and operate in a manner that to every extent possible minimizes the impact of our operations on Virginia’s environment, while being prudent with taxpayer dollars."
For further information on Executive Order 19 please visit the Virginia State Government web page.