5 Critical Actions

    • The 2011 BC Hydro funded Energy Management Assessment (EMA) report based on the August 2011 workshop with a wide variety of Capilano University stakeholders including deans, directors, faculty, staff and students and the Capilano University Energy Management Team recommends building on the university's ongoing efforts to build a strategic energy management plan for Capilano University. Recommendations include focusing on the following areas to improve energy management business practices:

      1. Policy

      Establish a formal incentive program that rewards actions from individuals or teams that contribute toward energy efficiency and/or meeting established targets.

      2. Targets / Reporting

      Set energy intensity parameters and consumption reduction targets for all key departments that cascade up to the overall annual reduction target. Proactively deliver regular energy intensity reports to department personnel for use in examining variances from established targets.

      3. Plans / Actions

      Ensure operating and maintenance procedures instruct personnel to make appropriate adjustments in energy-using equipment aimed at maintaining proper conditioned spaced conditions while optimizing consumption patterns.

      4. Teams / Committees

      Increase broader participation in the energy conservation initiative by establishing energy coordinators in all key departments.

      5. Employee Awareness / Training

      Ensure communication of the energy policy to the broader organizational stakeholders to produce better results in raising energy conservation across the whole organization in general.