Department Powers Through Carbon Charge Project

Department News
August 4, 2016

One of our department’s primary office buildings was part of a Yale campus carbon pricing pilot during the 2015-16 academic year. The six-month experiment, run by the Yale Carbon Charge Project, aimed to test different models of carbon pricing while also reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions through the use of financial incentives. Our building at 204 Prospect Street, which houses administrative offices along with student and postdoc study spaces, was one of 20 units across campus selected to take part in the project. As part of the pilot, department Operations Manager Pam Colesworthy, Facilities Superintendent Ken Hajducky, and CCS Program Coordinator Nadine Amalfi met with the Yale Carbon Charge Project team to draw up energy saving strategies. At the end of the pilot, the department was rewarded with a payment of $94.58, reflecting the savings accumulated on monthly utility bills. Department chair, Professor Philip Smith said: 
“This is a good result. Congratulations to Nadine Amalfi and the team at 204 Prospect”