Stephen F. Austin State University

Sustainability Committee

Sustainability and Energy Management Committee

In the summer of 2008, the initial Energy Management Committee was constituted with the primary purpose of developing a comprehensive energy management plan proposal that would result in recommendations regarding short-term and long-term energy conservation practices and procedures. Composed of faculty members, staff members and students, the committee initiated the charge presented by reviewing energy management plans on various campuses across the nation and then using that information to assist in designing a plan for SFA.

That same summer, the committee recommended that SFA issue an RFQ for a performance contract with an energy service contractor. This action led to a campus wide upgrade of energy controls and devices provided by Siemens, which is currently ongoing.
In 2009 the committee name was changed to the Sustainability and Energy Management Committee, because it became apparent that in addition to energy management, SFA needed to address issues associated with sustainability. Currently the committee is studying means for better communication of sustainability efforts on campus and identifying campus wide projects to recommend to the administration for support.