Overall Rating Expired
Overall Score Expired
Liaison Jim Walker
Submission Date April 30, 2014
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STARS v2.0

University of Texas at Austin
EN-6: Employee Educators Program

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete Expired Stephanie Perrone
Senior Energy Steward
Facilities Maintenance
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Does the institution administer or oversee an ongoing faculty/staff peer-to-peer sustainability outreach and education program that meets the criteria for this credit?:
Yes

Total number of employees:
14146

Name of the employee educators program (1st program) :
High Energy Responders Operators (HEROs)

Number of employees served by the program (1st program):
200

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (1st program):

All educators are full time staff. Four Energy Stewards are directly responsible for staff outreach and education as a major part of their job responsibilities. They have been selected through the formal UT interviewing process and education is a key responsibility of their position.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (1st program):

The HERO program is an opportunity for staff to self-identify as 'first-responders' to identify wasted energy and water. Directed at internal staff- Zone Maintenance-they are work and educate the participants to decrease campus energy in their zone buildings. Quarterly competitions for which zone has decreased their energy consumption is rewarded a pizza party.The Energy Stewards meet with the techs bi-weekly to discuss energy and water projects throughout campus and rely on the techs skill set to steer the discussions.


A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program (1st program):

The Energy Stewards are employed and supervised within the Facilities Maintenance division under a Manager, Associate Director, and Director. They help in shaping the goals of the division and are supported in meeting their targets.


The website URL where information about the program is available (1st program):
Name of the employee educators program (2nd program):
Energy & Water Conservation Conversations

Number of employees served by the program (2nd program):
14146

A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (2nd program):

All educators are full time staff. Four Energy Stewards are directly responsible for staff outreach and education as a major part of their job responsibilities. They have been selected through the formal UT interviewing process and education is a key responsibility of their position.


A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (2nd program):

The Energy and Water Conservation Program serves to educate the entire campus- faculty, staff, and students- about how UT is aiming to reduce energy and water consumption on campus and how they can participate. In addition, the program teaches a class for how people can reduce loads in their homes as well. Currently the program is targeted to a specific building in correlation with a energy audit, and also is offered twice to the entire campus during the school year.


A brief description of the financial or other support the institution provides to the program (2nd program):

All stewards and program materials are paid through the Campus Planning and Facilities Maintenance budget.


The website URL where information about the program is available (2nd program):
Name(s) of the employee educator program(s) (all other programs):
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Number of employees served by all other programs:
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A brief description of how the employee educators are selected (all other programs):
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A brief description of the formal training that the employee educators receive (all other programs):
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A brief description of the staff and/or other financial support the institution provides to the program(s) (all other programs):
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The website URL where information about the program(s) is available (all other programs):
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The Energy and Water Conservation Program was established in response to the President Sustainability Steering Committee's 2009 Natural Resource Conservation Plan. A key goal of the Energy Stewards is to engage campus and educate them on how to reduce demand. Often the program will collaborate with other divisions within the institution to further educate staff and faculty

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