ENERGY PERFORMANCE CONTRACT
Also as part of the contract, Chevron employes two energy resource managers (ERM) who work full-time on the KU campus. They are to assist university personnel with on-going efforts to conserve energy during the contract period. This includes, but is not limited to, maintaining building schedules within the Building Automated Control System, providing energy education to faculty, staff and students, and interfacing with Chevron and KU personnel. Current ERM's at KU are Rod Ideker and Rick Sweeney.
For more information on energy performance contracting, see the following:
Rod Ideker is the current Energy Resource Manager on the KU campus. He is responsible for:
- working with KU staff to optimize building operations using the Building Automated Control System,
- identifying opportunities for further reductions in energy use,
- working with KU maintenance personnel,
- and providing educational opportunities for faculty, staff and students on campus.
Mr. Ideker joined Chevron Energy Solutions with experience in the HVAC and energy services industry. His areas of expertise include Building Automation (Energy Management), pneumatic, electric, and electronic control systems design, engineering, programming, installation and start-up management. Prior to working at KU, Mr. Ideker performed similar duties for the Saint Louis, MO, Board of Education.
As part of the energy education component of the performance contract, Chevron has created a quarterly newsletter which contains information on KU's energy use as well as other, more general energy information that may be useful to individuals.
Please click on the following links for the current and past issue of the Energy Saver News.
You may also click here to be added to the email list for notification of future publications.