Archive for September, 2011

Welcome to MyCampusEnergy!

Greetings and welcome to the My Campus Energy Blog!

First, a little background information about who I am and what this blog is about.  My name is Jesse Freedman, and I’m the joint energy manager for both Hollins University and Emory & Henry College.  My role on both campuses is to promote energy efficiency, implement energy conservation programs, and increase collaboration on energy- and sustainability-related issues between the two campuses.  All of this was made possible by a grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Foundation.

Over the coming weeks (and months), I’ll be posting here to keep everyone informed about what our campuses are doing to become more energy-efficient.  I’ll also be using this blog as an educational platform to promote energy awareness to both campus communities.  I hope to have guest posts from students, faculty, and staff about their energy and sustainability experiences on campus as well.  Most importantly, though, I hope that this blog will serve as a medium to connect Hollins and Emory & Henry as we move forward with this project.

Until next time, I’ll leave you with this energy fact: last year Hollins University used over 12 million kilowatt-hours (kWh) of electricity, and Emory & Henry consumed over 8 million kWh.  The average home uses about 12,000 kWh.

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