Note: This project was discontinued in 2010 at the request of the TGIF Coordinator. $7,000 was returned to the TGIF general fund.
Project Leads: Bradley Froehle, Alberto Ortega Hinojosa, Nancy Nam
Sponsor: Graduate Assembly, Environmental Sustainability Committee
TGIF Grant: $10,000
Project Theme: Energy Conservation & Efficiency
2008 Application Submission
Project Description: This project meant to Improve the energy efficiency of Anthony Hall, home to the Graduate Assembly, by replacing the existing single-paned windows with new energy efficient double-paned windows. The project team also planned to undertake the replacement of small building fixtures in order to begin the process of achieving LEED-EB certification for Anthony Hall.
Goals: Aim to reduce electric, steam, and water usage within Anthony Hall through small scale retrofits. Aim to reduce Anthony Hall's heating and lighting utility bills. Replacing single-paned windows with double-paned windows will reduce heating usage by 40%. Low flush toilets will save 1.9 gallons per flush. Aim to receive LEED EB certification and serve as a green building model for both the UC Berkeley campus and other university graduate assemblies.
Although the initial proposal for Anthony Hall was to begin the process of certification, the project team has come to realize that a number of the originally indicated items are already up to best-practice standards and as such should be able to fulfill the entire LEED certification process. The GA is aiming to finish the final requirements of certification and start the LEED performance period by the end of the Fall 2009 semester. Some of the improvements to be made in Anthony Hall include instituting a compost program, introducing task lighting, and upgrading to programmable thermostats.