University of Virginia’s Delta Force Program (podcast episode)

The Campus Energy & Sustainability Podcast explores innovations and challenges in sustainability for higher education and corporate campuses. This episode focuses on the University of Virginia (UVA)’s Delta Force, a self-funded building energy efficiency and sustainability program. Note: UVA’s program is not a P3, but it functions the same way a P3 program would, and sheds light on something schools across the country are increasingly exploring.

In this episode, Andrea Trimble, UVA’s Office for Sustainability Director, and Jesse Warren, UVA’s Sustainability Program Manager for Buildings & Operations, discuss how the school has taken a $400,000 seed fund to yield $42M in energy-related cost savings. Host Dave Karlsgodt, director, Brailsford & Dunlavey, guides a conversation into the nuts and bolts of UVA’s program, and more generally into sustainability programs and collaborations with city and regional governments.

Listen to the full episode, read the transcript, and learn more here.



DAVE KARLSGODT is a director in B&D’s Management Advisory Services practice group, spearheading the development of interactive tool sets and management of data that provide clients the basis for successful outcomes. Dave is also adept at explaining complex topics at a high-level for non-technical client employees and other stakeholders. He previously served as a president of his own software development and consulting firm and has worked in a variety of technical roles solving client’s diverse problems with a combination of creativity and business acumen. He is the creator and host of an exciting new podcast called the “Campus Energy and Sustainability Podcast.” Dave holds a BA from the University of North Texas and attended the Executive Education for Sustainability Leadership Program at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

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