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UNC Chapel Hill: Led by its Sustainability Office, UNC Chapel Hill is proactive about their energy use. An Energy Efficient Purchasing Policy was adopted in December 2005 that directed all departments and operations on campus to purchase Energy Star-rated office appliances and any other available energy consuming devices. UNC Chapel Hill has been an Energy Star partner since 2001. Full Case Study
State Energy Office: North Carolina General Statute 143-64:10-12, enacted in 2001, was the impetus for the creation of the Utility Savings Initiative. Each state agency and university was required to develop an energy management plan consistent with the goals of the State Energy Plan. According to the USI, energy use per gross square foot of space operated by state agencies and universities is down 14 percent since the program’s inception. Full Case Study
N.C. State University: One of the biggest steps towards energy conservation at N.C. State was the creation of the Office of Energy Management. OEM's projects range from changing to compact fluorescent bulbs and more efficient light fixtures to adding programmable thermostats and insulating hot water lines. Estimated savings per year top $30,000. Click here for an excerpt from Campus Environmental Sustainability Assessment.
Appalachian State University: The Small Wind Research and Demonstration Site is a unique program to give first-hand experience with wind power technology. This facility is open to the public to see and hear wind turbines in operation. The site has several different models of turbines in operation to give visitors a sense of comparison between size, noise, etc. excerpt from North Carolina Wind Energy.
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