As a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, I consider myself well-acquainted with student organizations, campus landmarks, and academic buildings; however,I have to admit that I haven't acquired as much knowledge about administrative departments here at the university. That's why I want to take some time to help you learn some of the essential information about my department, Energy Management:
Energy Management is focused on ensuring that the UNC-Chapel Hill campus is run efficiently.
As a part of UNC Facilities Services, the Energy Management team works to identify problems in energy systems on campus, like Heating, Ventilation and Air-Conditioning (HVAC) Systems, figures out how to modify them, and then goes out and implements these solutions. In the process, Energy Management encourages the use of energy-efficient products and best practices.
Read more about Energy Management's Vision, Mission, and Plan here
Energy Management is lauded
The EPA Energy Star National Building Competition was launched in 2010, and that same year Morrison Residence Hall won. Since then, UNC has had at least one building recognized every year that the competition has been in place. Energy Management's work has been essential to the reduction in energy expenditures needed to win every year.
Read more about the Energy Star National Building Competition here
Energy Management can help you
Last year, my roommate and I lived in a dorm room with a wacky thermostat. In the winter, we would turn our heat on and the temperature would rise to about ninety degrees Fahrenheit. That temperature felt good for about ten minutes after battling the wintry chill, but it would quickly become uncomfortable. We tried to get it fixed multiple times through our residence hall, but nothing seemed to work; things would run smoothly until a few hours after the repairman was gone, and then the temperature would rise again. Fast forward to this summer. I was chatting with some of the workers here at Energy Management, and I brought up the wacky thermostat from last year. After hearing my story, someone could immediately identify the root of the problem. In fact, they asked for the number of my old room so they could fix it before its new occupants move in in the fall.
Read more about how Energy Management can help you
Energy Management is an asset to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Not only do the people in it work diligently to make UNC-Chapel Hill energy-efficient, but they are recognized for their strides in energy efficiency and they are accessible to every member of the University to call upon for help.
That's pretty powerful to me.
For more information about Energy Management, visit our website.