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On the necessity and value of strategic energy planning in a COVID-impacted world: An interview with two experts

An interview by B&D with Rob McKenna, director of B&D’s Energy Advisory Practice, and Jeffrey Turner, LEED® AP, executive vice president for B&D and co-leader of the firm’s higher ed practice. Bios below. Energy strategy is a frequently overlooked component of successful campus operation. A strong energy strategy can help administrators meet their fiduciary duties while …

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Sustainable Project Finance and Development Opportunities for Higher Education (video)

DASNY recently hosted a virtual panel on alternative project delivery and financing options to meet campus infrastructure needs, with a focus on recent trends in the execution and financing of energy and sustainable projects in the higher ed market. The panel featured the following voices from around the industry: Stephen Auton-Smith, Ernst & Young Infrastructure …

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Campus energy transition, Part 1: Two current trends

By Rob McKenna and Dave Karlsgodt, directors in B&D’s Management Advisory Services practice group. Bios below. This article is the first in a two-part series. It analyzes two trends in energy management on college and university campuses—technology trends and the decarbonization movement. Part 2 will examine why schools looking to improve their energy programs might consider …

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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 …

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3 Years In: Ohio State Comprehensive Energy Agreement

Doug Smith wrote “3 Years In: Ohio State Comprehensive Energy Agreement” for Energy Services magazine (p. 12). The article features an interview with Scott Potter, OSU’s Senior Director of Comprehensive Energy Management. The same issue has articles on topics like the University of Iowa’s utility P3 (p. 24), as well the University of North Dakota’s steam …

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On the University of North Dakota’s steam plant P3: Q&A with Associate VP for Facilities, Mike Pieper

The University of North Dakota (UND) has entered into a 40-year partnership with Johnson Controls to replace its old steam plant and operate the new natural gas one. We spoke with Mike Pieper, UND’s Associate Vice President for Facilities, to learn more about the $195.8M project, the partnership, and lessons learned.   Please describe the …

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5 Key Takeaways from the P3 Higher Education Summit – Part 2

By Eric Iravani, president of P3C Media, and executive director of the P3 Higher Education Summit. Bio below.   This fall, we brought together more than 750 higher education and public-private partnership (“P3”) industry professionals at the annual P3 Higher Education Summit. Professionals from across the country engaged in thoughtful, energetic conversation via multiple days …

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