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Executive Order RP-49 - January 2013

Executive Order RP-49 - January 2013

Details

Release Date: 
January 1, 2013
Responsible Offices: 
Facilities Planning and Construction

Document Information

The UT System shall submit an Update to its Energy Conservation Plan to the Office of the Governor and Legislative Budget Board. This update shall, at a minimum, provide the following information:

  1. The extent to which the agency has met the percentage goal it established for reducing its usage of electricity, gasoline, and natural gas;

    UT System Response: The UT System has been collecting extensive energy data from its 15 institutions on an annual basis since 2001. In 2001, the Board of Regents established a goal of reducing energy consumption by 10-15% by the end of FY 2011. From FY 2002-FYE 2011, the UT System had reduced overall energy consumption by 18.0%, saving an estimated $250 million.


    On November 10, 2011 the UT System Board of Regents approved extending the 2001 baseline energy consumption reduction goals an additional 5% - 10% through 2021.
  2. The steps the agency may take to increase the percentage goal for reducing its usage of electricity, gasoline, and natural gas;

    UT System Response: The UT System reported its energy conservation goals in December 2005. These goals already include a “stretch” goal of reducing energy consumption per square foot by 10 – 15% as of FYE 2011.
  3. Any additional ideas the agency has for reducing energy expenditures relating to facilities;

    (See attached information.)

  4. Any additional ideas the agency has to minimize fuel usage in all vehicles and equipment used by the agency.

    (See attached information.)

Posting of Update to State Agency Energy Savings Program

Each agency shall post all progress reports on its website under the common heading “State Agency Energy Savings Program.” Copies of updates should be sent to the following:

State Report Information

Fiscal Year: 
2013
Month: 
January
State Agency: 
Office of the Governor
Legislative Budget Board
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