Friday, April 1, 2011
Campus Operations and Design & Construction:
- John Pierce, VC for Finance and Campus Operations
- Don Gordon, Director of Design and Construction
- Norm Richards, DDC Computer Systems Operation
- Tom Baldwin, Facilities Electrical Engineer
- Steve Elliot, MIS/Operations Coordinator
- Pam King, Administrative Assistant, Design & Construction
- Mark Howell, HVAC Maintenance Mechanic
- Randy Williams, Construction Engineer
- Alan King, Facilities Mechanical Engineer
- Melissa Acker, Landscape Director
Working Group listeners:
- Christine Riley, Chief of Staff
1. Need to change the mindset of campus in regards to temperature settings. It could be a significant factor in energy savings.
2. The energy policy is 15 years old, it needs updating. View Energy Policy.
3. UNC Asheville’s power system is built for two substations, only have one. Two would give us more flexibility in an outage, emergency, etc.
4. 23 backup generators are in various levels of “health”. We’re asking our auto mechanics to be the primary caretakers of them.
5. Emphasize and encourage electric vehicles, consider putting in a charging station. Think about how this would affect parking.
6. Consider a daily charge for parking to encourage carpooling.
7. The Ramsey Library boiler is 35 years old; its replacement needs to be a top priority.
8. How do we keep better connected with Alumni? We need an alumni lounge or center.
9. The Rhoades Property could be a good site for a Visitor Center/Alumni House, multiuse facility.
10. Is there a way to draw more tourists to campus by focusing on a particular strength like Health & Wellness, Aging or Sustainability?
11. Better collaboration with the City of Asheville, City of Woodfin, Buncombe County, and state agencies. Suggests adding this collaboration to the plan.
12. Need for infrastructure mapping, and who “owns” the infrastructure including gas lines, roads, power lines, water lines, meters, etc.
13. We pay the City of Asheville $20,000/year in storm water fees.
14. Need to set guidelines for infrastructure planning.
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