Doubling Energy Efficiency at the University of Michigan by 2030

Show simple item record Szczepanik, Brittany Johnson, Whitney Kumar, Divyesh Kunstman, Benjamin Dooley, John Steiner, Kristin
dc.contributor.advisor Keoleian, Gregory 2016-04-22T13:18:16Z NO_RESTRICTION en_US 2016-04-22T13:18:16Z 2016 2016-04
dc.identifier 300 en_US
dc.description.abstract Approximately 84 million Americans spend their days in colleges, universities, and public or private primary and secondary schools.ii The commercial building sector, which includes educational institutions, accounts for 18.44 percent of overall energy consumption in the United States.iii Education buildings are ranked third highest of all commercial buildings, consuming over 600 trillion Btus of energy each year.iv Given these consumption levels, educational institutions have an opportunity to make a significant impact to increase energy efficiency in this country. The University of Michigan (herein, also “the University” or “UM”) has been working diligently to be leaders in this charge. In 2012, the Alliance to Save Energy proposed a goal of doubling energy productivity in the United States by 2030, thereby getting twice as much economic output for every unit of energy input.v This goal inspired Johnson Controls, Inc. (herein, “Johnson Controls” or “JCI”) to approach the University with a Master’s Project, enabling a group of students to learn from the expertise of Johnson Controls, and to be active participants in sustainability efforts at the University of Michigan. Additionally, the findings and recommendations developed to increase energy productivity on campus should likely contribute towards the University’s existing sustainability goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. This project seeks to harness the knowledge, technology and best practices honed by Johnson Controls from decades of experience in energy conservation projects, as well as the expertise from the University of Michigan, including various professionals and organizations that actively work towards energy efficiency measures on campus. Leveraging these and other resources, our six graduate student member team (Appendix A) analyzed the University of Michigan’s current energy demand and management. We learned about the extensive work the energy management team has already been doing for several decades in some areas on campus, and about what opportunities there are for improvement. Our master's project team identified several recommendations for furthering the collective energy efficiency performance of the University, as well as recommendations on measures that can be taken in the Samuel T. Dana building (herein, the “Dana building”), which serves as a case study for the project. The key findings and recommendations, both campus-wide and for the Dana building, are detailed here. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.subject energy efficiency en_US
dc.subject University of Michigan en_US
dc.subject Johnson Controls en_US
dc.subject LEAN Analysis en_US
dc.title Doubling Energy Efficiency at the University of Michigan by 2030 en_US
dc.type Project en_US
dc.description.thesisdegreename Master of Science en_US
dc.description.thesisdegreediscipline Natural Resources and Environment en_US
dc.description.thesisdegreegrantor University of Michigan en_US
dc.contributor.committeemember na, na
dc.identifier.uniqname szczeb en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname wknoerlj en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname divyeshk en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname jjdooley en_US
dc.identifier.uniqname kvstein en_US
dc.description.bitstreamurl Energy Efficiency at the University of Michigan by 2030.pdf
dc.owningcollname Dissertations and Theses (Ph.D. and Master's)
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