Energy Initiatives: Washington and Lee is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and achieving carbon neutrality as outlined in the 2010 Climate Action Plan and as demonstrated in the "Five for Five" program. The Director of Energy Initiatives coordinates the efforts of energy consultants and contractors to implement short, medium, and long-term goals:
Current Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs)
ENERGY DASHBOARD: The Energy Intelligence System (E.I.S.) allows users to track the amount of energy consumed to heat , cool and provide electricity to the buildings on campus.
Environmental Management: The Coordinator works closely with the University Sustainability Committee to create, organize, and provide operational support for sustainability efforts across campus departments. These include recycling, composting, the Campus Garden, energy conservation, and related educational opportunities. The Coordinator maintains the University Sustainability Website and Calendar, and records and reports campus sustainability efforts.
Project Support: The Director provides consultation and support to all University Facilities departments on specific projects as needed.
Scott Beebe came to Washington and Lee in 1975 and has worked in the University Facilities department for the last 35 years. During that time, he has been involved in both construction, and maintenance and operations. As Director of Energy Initiatives, Scott chairs the Energy Usage Task Force and manages the university's Energy Initiatives campus wide.