A Profile of Dartmouth's Energy Systems and Energy Efficiency Programs
Stephen Shadford, Energy Program Manager, Dartmouth College
Friday, October 26, 2012, 3:30pm
This seminar is part of the Jones Seminars on Science, Technology, and Society series.
Dartmouth is currently engaged in a $14.5 million, broad-based energy efficiency program to reduce overall energy use, particularly its dependence on fuel oil. This talk will profile Dartmouth’s energy systems, reveal its historical adoption of combined heat and power (CHP) technology, and explore the many efficiency programs it is undertaking to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. The complexity of supply-side choices, commodity markets, demand-side efficiency strategies, new products and continuously changing technology make this an exciting time to be undertaking these changes. Come and learn how Dartmouth is approaching these opportunities and challenges.
About the Speaker
Stephen Shadford is Dartmouth's Energy Program Manager. He joined Dartmouth's Facilities Operations and Management staff approximately 5 years ago and established a campus-wide energy efficiency program. Under Steve's management, an Energy Team was formed and has grown to a current staffing of 5 specialists. The Energy Team's working budget of $14.5 million has been applied to the following focus areas:
- Automated energy metering
- Lighting efficiency upgrades
- Retro-commissioning of HVAC and building control systems
- Replacement of inefficient cooling systems
- Installation of heat recovery systems
- Business intelligence and energy performance monitoring systems
The current Energy Program is on track to achieve an energy reduction of greater than 20% by 2015.
Steve has 40 years of experience in the building energy systems field. Prior to coming to Dartmouth, Steve was in private practice as an energy systems consultant, was owner of a building automation contracting firm, and was a building commissioning professional. He has served clients in Connecticut and New York City. Steve is a licensed Professional Engineer, a Certified Energy Manager, and a LEED accredited professional.