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Energy

Campus Energy Conservation and Awareness Plan

Submitted by:
Executive Manager, Physical Plant
Hudson Valley Community College
80 Vandenburgh Avenue
Troy, New York 12180
(518) 629-7427
(518) 629-7514 fax
September 28, 2005

Purpose
The purpose of the Energy Conservation and Awareness Plan shall be to reduce the energy consumption on the campus of Hudson Valley Community College per orders of Executive Order 111 and to reduce the utility costs incurred by the college.

The goal shall be to reduce campus electric demand and usage by 10 percent and water usage by 10 percent using fiscal year 2003 as a baseline. The data shall be adjusted for population.

Responsibility
The campus energy manager is the executive manager of physical plant. The energy manager shall be responsible for coordinating all conservation efforts on campus and is the point of contact for conservation suggestions and comments.

Scope
The main campus of Hudson Valley Community College encompasses 175 acres. Approximately 160 acres are developed, while the remaining 15 acres are undeveloped or nature trails. There are 17 buildings totaling 906,574 square feet. The Hy Rosenblum Administration Building sits on a separate 47 acre parcel of land (10 developed acres, the remainder, undeveloped). The campus population is approximately 10,000 full time students, and 750 faculty and staff. The college utilized the following utilities in fiscal year 2005.

Category Usage Total Cost Average Cost Per Unit
Electricity Usage 13,431,676 kW hr $1,517,883 $0.112 per kWhr
Electricity Demand 2.8 kW    
Street Lights 153,238 kW hr Incl. Above  
Natural Gas (heat) 54,128 Dt $446,098 $8.242 per decatherm
Fuel Oil 89,449 gallons $138,572 $1.55 per gallon
Water and Sewer 15,483,538 gallons $91,084 $5.031 per 1,000 gallons

The following resources are projected for use by the campus in fiscal year 2006.

Category Usage Total Cost Average Cost Per Unit
Electricity Usage 13,000,000 kW hr $1,960,707 $0.150 per kWhr
Electricity Demand 2.8 kW    
Street Lights 153,238 kW hr Incl. Above  
Natural Gas (heat) 50,000 Dt $609,900 $12.198 per decatherm
Fuel Oil 25,000 gallons $50,000 $2.00 per gallon
Water and Sewer 15,000,000 gallons $92,000 $5.031 per 1,000 gallons

As indicated above, the college is a major consumer of energy, and as such, needs to control the use of resources from a cost perspective and also in an attempt to conserve natural resources.