Present: M. Donnenberg (SOM), M. Drymala (O&M), T. Fahey (SON), T. Green (PTS), M. Hohing (SOL), V. Hollamon (O&M), R. Rowan (Facilities and Operations), J. Phillips (SOD), M. Krone (D&C), G. Viola (O&M)
The March BTU/sf/building numbers were distributed to the group; total heating degree days were down significantly from last year. The PPA RFP for green power is being finalized and should be on the street by July.
Transportation and Teleworking: R. Milner for Tony Green, Chair
The new Canton shuttle service will begin in June. The E.V. charging station has been installed at the Pratt Street Garage and we are applying for a rebate. There was a discussion about charging for the power but there may be a problem with BG&E regarding reselling electricity. We may have to charge by the minute for the parking space. There is a current 5-hour limit that is not strictly enforced.
Education and Awareness: Sarah Reback, Chair
S. Reback had a schedule conflict but reported that she is focusing on finalizing the go-green website content. Plans to advertise the President’s signing of the resiliency commitment are being developed.
Operations: Vassie Hollamon, Chair
V. Hollamon reported BGE has run out of money for LED rebates. We are waiting for the Public Service Commission to authorize additional funding. M. Drymala reported that the 2016 recycling rate is 27% which is up about 5% from last year due in part to our composting program. There is a pending problem in that we will lose our current recycling location to construction for the HSF III standby generators in late summer. We are looking for alternative sites.
Design and Construction: Anthony Consoli, Chair
The campus will apparently receive ~$700K for the sustainable features at HSF3. We have received the energy analysis for the proposed BRB solar film. Next step is the online application for this potential BGE film rebate.
We are working with O&M to arrange a presentation on the energy dashboard to obtain more information from UMCP (their own system) & Lucid (used by Towson).
Freezer Monitoring is proving to be more challenging than originally thought, related to power shutdown to install meters. Mike Krone will follow up with Michelle to try to assist.
SOM would like to know the results of the HSF3 lab equipment freezer monitoring before proceeding further. Primary focus is freezers, BSC’s and sterilizer/autoclaves. It has been suggested that UMB leadership consider mandating that all future equipment must meet minimum energy efficiency standards. The argument is to reduce long term life cycle costs so as to use state resources conservatively. This UMB mandate could then be enforced by Procurement as equipment purchases are made.
SOD purchased a $3,700 Taski carpet cleaner one year ago. They have found this does a much better job that the typical housekeeping alternatives in rejuvenating these carpets, effectively extending their useful lives.
SOD shared some information relative to low cost magnetic meters that may help UMB affordably meter chilled water in assessing individual building use.
Michael Donnenberg announced that he is now on the Faculty Senate.
L. Mowbray is working with T. Greene on the Bike Share program. The likely location is on Baltimore Street between Greene and Arch streets.
The next meeting will be held on August 3, 2016 at 11 a.m. in GR-001 of the Saratoga Building.
A meeting reminder will be sent out to advise that there will be no meeting held in July.