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DMACC Policies and Procedures 
DMACC Policies and Procedures
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F806 - Energy Conservation


Section: Facilities

The Board embraces energy conservation and believes it to be the College’s responsibility to ensure that every reasonable effort is made to conserve energy and natural resources while exercising sound financial management.

We recognize the importance of adopting an energy conservation policy to govern this program. We also affirm the implementation of this policy will be the joint responsibility of the board, administration, faculty, staff, students, and support personnel. Success is based on cooperation amid all groups.

To ensure the overall success of our behavior-based energy conservation program, the following areas will be emphasized:

  1. A designated campus Administrator will be accountable for energy conservation on their campus with Energy Conservation teams conducting energy audits and providing timely feedback.
  2. All personnel at each campus are expected to make a positive contribution to maximize energy conservation and produce real energy savings.
  3. The Director of Energy Conservation will implement the energy conservation program primarily through an energy management team led by the Energy Conservation teams in accordance with “Energy Guidelines” that will be adopted by administration and will define the “rules of engagement” for our energy program.
  4. Accurate records of energy consumption and cost will be maintained by the Director of Energy Conservation for each campus to provide verifiable performance results on the goals and progress of the energy conservation program.

Further, to promote a safe, healthy learning environment and to complement the energy conservation program, each campus shall review and adhere to the preventive maintenance and monitoring plan administered by the campus physical plant for its facilities and systems, including HVAC, building envelope, and moisture management. Recognized and approved exceptions by HR, disabilities, or other College departments may be made to accommodate the needs of employees, students and visitors when and where appropriate.

Whereas the Board is responsible for overseeing the operations and fiscal accountability of each institution under its governance,

Whereas the Board embraces energy conservation and desire for the College to become a nationwide institutional leader in energy conservation as part of our social responsibility to respect our natural resources,

Therefore, the Board directs the College President and their agents to develop and implement short and long range strategies to maximize energy conservation.

Adopted: May 7, 2012

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