Cherokee Energy Management provided energy conservation and recycling awareness training for the Facilities and Real Estate Services Division (FRES) Scope of work included developing and providing energy and recycling awareness training for the facilities and maintenance staff specifically relating to communicating energy and recycling awareness to three different groups of people at the University.

Cherokee Energy Management interviewed students, staff and faculty to determine how each group viewed energy and recycling and their level of commitment to both. We then use this information to develop energy awareness training presentations for “Train the Trainer” sessions.

To increase energy conservation and recycling awareness throughout the university, Cherokee Energy developed 101 things that anyone can do list with a URL link on the university website. This list allowed students staff and faculty to gradually integrate sustainable everyday conservation actions into their campus lifestyle.

In order to provide instant information on energy usage, Cherokee Energy guided the university in developing a text messaging system to reduce demand during peak times. During the awareness training sessions, the groups were instructed how to effectively reduce electric consumption by unplugging electric appliances, turning off HVAC systems, and other energy saving methods.