DMACC is committed to a policy of energy efficiency and conservation. For years the DMACC Physical Plant staff has been implementing improved energy saving technologies to reduce annual utility costs and our carbon footprint.
In 2007, President Rob Denson signed the American College and Universities Climate Commitment strengthening DMACC's efforts to further reduce utility costs and our carbon footprint. In 2011, approximately 82% of DMACC's carbon footprint was created from consumption of electricity and natural gas. As a means to reduce this consumption DMACC entered into an agreement with Cenergistic on March 1, 2012.
Cenergistic is an energy conservation company that builds customized, comprehensive energy conservation programs that help organizations reduce electric, natural gas, fuel oil, water and sewer consumption. DMACC hired Jay Tiefenthaler as the Energy Specialist in May of 2012 to work in conjunction with Cenergistic to successfully implement a program of behavioral changes allowing DMACC to expand its' efforts as an energy-efficient, eco-friendly organization. DMACC has adopted and implemented the DMACC Energy Conservation Guidelines to educate and assist all faculty, staff and students in helping to reduce our utility consumption. Please take a moment to review the DMACC Energy Conservation Guidelines as they can be found as a link within the Operation Green website or by clicking on the highlighted link on this page.
The DMACC Energy Conservation Program has reduced over-all utility consumption by $1,288,000 to date with our annual savings being nearly 24% each of the last two years. In recognition of our success Cenergistic awarded DMACC an Energy Excellence Award in September for reaching $1 million in energy savings. Each year our energy program continually works to improve upon our operating efficiency. With the continued efforts of DMACC students, faculty, and staff we are looking forward to reaching our next $1 million in energy savings. As an Energy Star Partner, DMACC continues to be a leader in energy conservation both in central Iowa and across the state.
DMACC has established itself as an institutional leader in higher education dedicated to reducing its' utility costs and carbon footprint through a variety of successful energy conservation measures. Please take time to browse the many links provided in the highlighted link on this page. Thank you for doing your part in helping DMACC to reduce our energy consumption.
Thanks for stopping by! And as always, remember to conserve today for tomorrow's education.