University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, CO 80309-0453
Alexandra Czastkiewicz is the Student Assistant for Moe Tabrizi, the Campus Sustainability Director. She works on conservation and sustainability projects throughout campus. She strives to assist the University of Colorado at Boulder in its efforts to cut back on electricity and water usage, while increasing awareness of personal energy consumption.
Alexandra searches for ways to “green” CU including looking for ways to save wasted energy and taking preventative measures so that waste can be eliminated before it happens. One way that this happens is through energy audits with building proctors. Building audits are easy to conduct and provide invaluable information for reducing energy use. With every audit, the university saves money and reduces their carbon footprint.
Alexandra also produces an annual report for the campus which summarizes electrical, water, and steam usage among other parameters. This report provides important information on the progress of CU’s goals, and where more effort should be focused for improvement. Additionally it identifies buildings on campus that are eligible for the Buff Energy Star Award.
Alexandra is a senior in the Environmental Engineering program in the College of Engineering. Her focus is in energy and she hopes to take what she learns while at CU to bring energy conservation full circle. She looks forward to bringing energy usage into 21st century, responsibly and sustainably.