Energy Management

Facilities Management Building
411 Pioneer Drive
Rochester, MI 48309-4482
(location map)

2008 May - Sustainable Project Development Workshop

hosted by Oakland University, Energy Management, Jim Leidel

Previous Workshop Hosted at the Historic MB Hall
On Thursday May 22, 2008, Oakland University hosted a project development workshop at the historic MB Hall ballroom.  Presentations on wind & biomass energy systems were given.

What's It All About?

Renewable, or sustainable, energy systems are receiving a great deal of attention in recent months due to rising energy costs, the security of fuel supply, climate change, and the need to foster this emerging manufacturing sector to create jobs, and to provide educational curriculums & programs to support this growth.  Two very well developed technologies stand out that can provide real, cost savings projects TODAY.  With the proper resources, wind power and wood chip boiler projects can provide cost savings while simultaneously offering living laboratories for renewable energy systems within our schools, colleges, and cities.  Look below to learn who is doing this now, and  how to bring the following features to your institution:
  • reduce your reliance on fossil fuels
  • hedge against future utility rate increases
  • integrate sustainable technologies into your learning environment
  • install energy projects with a positive cash flow
  • invest in Michigan or regional based energy resource
  • reduce your institutions carbon footprint

The workshop will discussed wood chip boiler systems and community & small scale wind power.  These two types of projects use well proven, available technology to provide cost savings projects that can provide your institution with the foundation for a sustainable energy supply. 

Practical & Applied Information
The focus of the speakers and information will a practical, "how-to" approach aimed at providing you and your institution with the tools needed to study, develop, and implement your own projects.  Case studies, reliable equipment, and how to conduct feasibility studies will be the core focus.  See the agenda below.

Presentations & Other Documents ( Videos are available on request)

Handouts for Your Future Projects 

"The Business Case for Renewable Energy - A Guide for Colleges & Universities", Andrea Putman & Michael Phillips (2006)

A compilation of project development tools and information regarding wood boiler and wind power projects will be assembled for you to take home.

50 kW Wind Turbine installed at a Honda dealership in Ontario