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FIGHT THE FLOW 2013 CALIFORNIA HIGHER EDUCATION SUSTAINABILITY PROJECT CONFERENCE EMILY WONG | UC BERKELEY POWERSAVE CAMPUS INTERN | EMILYWONG@BERKELEY.EDU


POWERSAVE CAMPUS

It all started with a steamy shower…

UC BERKELEY TEAM  Interns (left to right): Omsri Bharat, Manon von Kaenel, Jacqueline Hsu, Emily Wong, Maia Kapur, Sara Seacat, Anton Walker (not pictured)  Program Associate: Danielle Lauber

CURRENT PROJECTS       

Energy/Alternative Fuels Class Vending Misers Retrofit Green Cup University Village Retrofits For-Credit Interns Blackout Battles Green Speed Networking Event POWERSAVE CAMPUS | INTRODUCTION | FUNDING | MARKETING /OUTREACH | CHALLENGES | RESULTS | ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


INTRODUCTION

It all started with a steamy shower…

FIGHT THE FLOW  Aims to reduce hot water and energy usage in residential buildings  Contributes to water and energy conservation goals of university, utilities, and the government  Two part approach: retrofit and educational outreach  Initial project began in one residence hall, and now has expanded to 3 areas

PHYSICAL RETROFIT

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POWERSAVE CAMPUS | INTRODUCTION | FUNDING | MARKETING /OUTREACH | CHALLENGES | RESULTS | ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


INTRODUCTION

It all started with a steamy shower…

PHYSICAL RETROFIT  Purchased low flow showerheads from UZLOW  Currently installed:  116 in Unit 1  150 in Unit 2 (in progress)  50 at University Village (in progress)  ~40% adoption rate BEFORE

AFTER

SAVINGS

2.0 .31 85 GPM

GPM

PERCENT

POWERSAVE CAMPUS | INTRODUCTION | FUNDING | MARKETING /OUTREACH | CHALLENGES | RESULTS | ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


FUNDING

It all started with a steamy shower…

THE GREEN INITIATIVE FUND  Shower valves were $13 each, and planned to purchase 80 showerheads in initial cycle  Required approval of facilities  Applied for grant through The Green Initiative Fund to cover valve costs and outreach materials

1ST ROUND

2ND ROUND

3800

2000

DOLLARS

DOLLARS

FURTHER DEVELOPMENT Expansion of project through

second round of TGIF grants  Price increase of showerhead to $17 each  Received funding through TGIF mini grant to purchase 150 valves for Unit 2 and 50 for University Village

POWERSAVE CAMPUS | INTRODUCTION | FUNDING | MARKETING /OUTREACH | CHALLENGES | RESULTS | ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


FUNDING

It all started with a steamy shower…

PLAYGREEN  playGREEN: Sports facility’s sustainability fund  Offered $500 microgrant  Participated in interview for YouTube channel

PLAYGREEN

CACS

TOTAL

500

2000

8300

DOLLARS

DOLLARS

DOLLARS

CACS POSTER SESSION

 Invited to present at UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Sustainability poster session in 2011  Provided $2000 grant to expand project into Fall 2011

POWERSAVE CAMPUS | INTRODUCTION | FUNDING | MARKETING /OUTREACH | CHALLENGES | RESULTS | ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


MARKETING/OUTREACH

It all started with a steamy shower…

OUTREACH EVENTS

 Encouraged resident participation and education on campus  Tabling events with relevant giveaways to interest students  Educational and entertaining posters posted in bathrooms

POWERSAVE CAMPUS | INTRODUCTION | FUNDING | MARKETING /OUTREACH | CHALLENGES | RESULTS | ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


CHALLENGES

It all started with a steamy shower…

1ST INSTALLATION (20112012)

 Showerheads were found not to fit in Unit 3, and were moved to Unit 1  Installed in 2 buildings within Unit 1 complex

2ND INSTALLATION (IN PROGRESS)

 Unit 2 and University Village were checked and found to be same as Unit 1  Manufacturing design was found to be changed and no longer fit

ORIGINAL GRANT

ACTUALITY

RESIDENCE HALL

Unit 3

# OF RESIDENTS

~200

Unit 1, Unit 2, University Village >450

FACILITIES MANAGER

Charles McCartney

Norton Mitchell, Willis St. Hill

FINISH DATE

January 2012

Still expanding!

BUDGET

$3800

$8300

POWERSAVE CAMPUS | INTRODUCTION | FUNDING | MARKETING /OUTREACH | CHALLENGES | RESULTS | ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


RESULTS

It all started with a steamy shower…

RESULTS  Project integrated both actual savings and academic infusion to save water and energy  Further plans to integrate into Greek housing, graduate housing

IDA JACKSON – GRADUATE HOUSING

GALLONS SAVED

THERMS SAVED

571,000

1,875

GALLONS

THERMS

COST SAVINGS

CO2 SAVINGS

4,445 26,408 DOLLARS

POUNDS

SAVINGS  Based off of savings from Unit 1 – more to come in future!  Surveyed students to gauge adoption of showerheads, ~40%  Showerhead used average of 3.5 minutes per shower

POWERSAVE CAMPUS | INTRODUCTION | FUNDING | MARKETING /OUTREACH | CHALLENGES | RESULTS | ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

It all started with a steamy shower…

UNIT ONE RESIDENCE HALL

ALLIANCE TO SAVE ENERGY Danielle Lauber | Program Associate

 Norton Mitchell | Facilities Manager  Chuck McCartney | Facilities Representative

UNIT TWO RESIDENCE HALL

 Katherine Walsh | TGIF Coordinator

 Willis St. Hill | Facilities Manager

UNIVERSITY VILLAGE  Mila Moran | Nature Village  Jenny Orlova | Sustainability Coordinator  John Winters | Residence Manager

THE GREEN INITIATIVE FUND OFFICE OF SUSTAINABILITY  Lisa McNeilly | Director of Sustainability

UZLOW VALVES

 Phillip Bautch | Representative

POWERSAVE CAMPUS | INTRODUCTION | FUNDING | MARKETING /OUTREACH | CHALLENGES | RESULTS | ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


Q&A/CONTACT INFORMATION

It all started with a steamy shower…

QUESTIONS/ANSWERS ?

CONTACT INFORMATION

Emily Wong PowerSave Campus Intern UC Berkeley emilywong@berkeley.edu powersavecal@gmail.com http://powersavecal.weebly.com

POWERSAVE CAMPUS | INTRODUCTION | FUNDING | MARKETING /OUTREACH | CHALLENGES | RESULTS | ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS


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