Buff Energy Star Award Program
What is Buff Energy Star?
The Buff Energy Star Award Program is a voluntary program to showcase, recognize, and reward building proctors that reduce energy waste and improve efficiency with the assistance of the Office of Sustainability & Facilities staff.
The Buff Energy Star Award is granted to buildings that fulfill all of the following 4 program criteria:
- The building must reduce its electricity use by at least 5% from the prior fiscal year.
- The building proctor must take an active role in communicating and encouraging building occupants to conserve resources. This can be achieved by displaying energy and water conservation posters and educational materials (provided by Environmental Center and Office of Sustainability).
- The building proctor must complete the Energy Audit Checklist with Moe Tabrizi.
- The building proctor must work with Facilities to take action on the findings of the audit and submit the Energy Audit Follow-Up.
Building proctors in buildings granted the Buff Energy Star Award will receive a $1000 bonus.
The campus annual energy bill currently exceeds $25 million dollars. The goal of the Buff Energy Star program is to reduce energy consumption, reduce campus CO2 emissions and other environmental impacts of energy usage, and provide energy conservation learning opportunities.
Buff Energy Star In the News:
- Buff Energy Stars Exemplify Campuswide Sustainability- Inside CU Oct 13, 2009
- CU Awarded For Bright Ideas - Daily Camera Oct. 27,2006 (PDF)
- Past winners of the Buff Energy Star Award