Partners for Saving Energy

SilveiraNavalWarCollegeA team of students working with the URI Energy Center has developed a plan to help the Naval War College in Newport reduce its energy consumption to meet a Department of Defense directive. The students spent the summer analyzing the War College’s energy bills, conducting energy audits of its buildings, and researching appropriate renewable energy options that will achieve the goal of reducing energy consumption by 30 percent below 2003 levels by 2015. They presented their recommendations last summer to Rear Adm. Phil Wisecup, president of the War College, who enthusiastically endorsed the plan and encouraged the students, who continue working with his staff to implement the plan.