21st Century Campus Energy Transition: Overcoming Capital Cost and Mobilization Challenges – and What Role P3s Can Play (video)

A recent conversation at the 2020 P3 Higher Education Summit focused on overcoming the scale and capital costs of transitioning to 21st Century energy systems. View the full video here, and read the session description below:


With campuses facing shrinking budgets, growing deferred maintenance, and reliability challenges with a global need to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions, this discussion with campus decision makers will focus on overcoming the scale and capital cost of transitioning to a 21st Century energy system. The technical solutions exist to address all these issues, but the transition will require significant capital – along with an operational paradigm shift. Not all problems are created equal, but the solutions must all work together, including examining the potential role of P3 business models.

Rob McKenna, Director of Energy and Utility Advisory Services, Brailsford & Dunlavey

Wolfgang Bauer, Associate Vice President for Administration, Michigan State University
Dave Chakraborty, Assistant Vice president for Facilities Management and Planning, Wellesley College


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