Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 66.39
Liaison Phil Valko
Submission Date March 4, 2022

STARS v2.2

Washington University in St. Louis
IN-40: Sustainability Projects Fund

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.50 / 0.50 Phil Valko
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Sustainability
Office of Sustainability
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Name of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:
Energy Efficiency Reserve

Which of the following best describes the primary source of funding for the sustainability projects fund?:
Department driven

Year the institution’s sustainability projects fund was established:

A brief description of the institution’s sustainability projects fund:

Consistent with the intent of the Missouri Energy Efficiency Investment Act (MEEIA) and Ameren’s BizSavers program, Washington University’s Energy Efficiency Reserve provides a dedicated funding source for energy efficiency and carbon emission reduction projects that will be used to implement projects that might not otherwise be pursued due to competing budget priorities or longer payback periods.

The current balance for the fund is $783,926.

A brief description of the multi-stakeholder decision-making process used to determine which projects receive funding through the sustainability projects fund:

Fund allocation will be decided annually by a committee consisting of the Associate Vice Chancellor of Danforth Facilities, the Danforth Utility Director, the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Sustainability, the Director of Maintenance Operations, the HVAC Services Manager, and the Sustainable Design and Construction Project Manager.
1. Funded projects must be related to energy conservation or carbon reduction.
2. The Energy Efficiency Reserve is intended to fund projects that would not proceed without gap financing.
3. Priority will be given to projects with the highest potential for carbon reduction. This may include projects that have a lower immediate reduction of emissions, yet strategically enable larger emissions reductions in coming years, such as electrification projects.
4. The funds can be used for enabling work that directly leads to carbon reduction projects.

Website URL where information about the sustainability projects fund is available:

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