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May 21, 2014

1) Poster Feedback
  • Very positive, seems to have sparked lots of thinking.
  • Spurred some email conversations re: programmable thermostats, ability to monitor effects of Shut the Sash campaign, computer backups and powering down.
  • Jonathan working on information on computer backups and powering down, specifically the differences in options and backup requirements for admin vs. sci vs. technical staff/machines.
  •  Move posters to other buildings next week, then monthly thereafter.
2) Shut the Sash
  • Some posters seen on glass instead of on the posts?
  • Dave: If a problem, let Facilities know; they will be moved and new ones placed on the post instead.
3) Green Lab Checklist integration
  • Being integrated into lab inspections- Kallie/Dina to talk to HR
  • Julie to talk to incoming JP students re: STF and student-oriented green tips
  • Valerie to add more housing-specific list to Housing binder
  • Dan will include in incoming SSF safety training in early June
  • Dan will talk with Ron about including some sustainability-related safety items in the online General Safety Training quiz.
4) Kallie - Intern
  • Starts June 2, 24 h/week
  • Informal lunch for her during her first week
  • Dave will send Jonathan the mechanical load vs. computer load statistics for the server room
  • Research water units? No - let’s stick with Atlas, the company that we already have units from in Redfield, Smith, and GeoSecs.
  • For financial feasibility, need volume. $45/month
  • If a specific location is a good candidate, Facilities will cover piping costs for installation of system.
  • Kallie: Speak with Procurement re: buildings/building areas that spend >$45/month, where installing a unit may be a good, financially beneficial option.
  • Fridge Catalogue: all over campus are plenty of fridges that may be completely empty.
  • Research car charging stations: one company is particularly popular in the area - be sure that charging stations/payment programs are consistent with what is already used in the community.
5) STF Five-Year Plan
  • Wait until after Kallie’s internship, as her work will help identify priorities: those that are cheap, and those that are not cheap but worth the investment.


6) Covered Bike Racks
Short Term
  • Bring your bike inside (not a solution, office space insufficient to hold a number of bikes, safety issue?).
  • Nooks and crannies: there may be some areas around campus where we could install bike racks, or we could see if there is a small area inside a high bay to lock bikes.
  • Walsh Cottage storage with GFD bikes (Village-only solution)?
Longer Term 
  •  Shipping containers: Could install a shipping container on each campus (Clark South and Smith) with a rack inside each. Containers themselves would not be locked, but there would be something to lock bikes to inside.
7) Idea of having a summer bike messenger instead of shipping, with a cargo bike?
  •  Decrease transit between campuses for shipping/mail delivery
  •  Bulk of packages may inhibit this, other duties performed by shipping/receiving when traveling between.