Ohio State University said this week that it is moving ahead with phase three of its Comprehensive Energy Management plan.
The goal of the plan is to contract with outside partners who would, according to The Lantern, “manage the maintenance, upkeep and operating responsibilities of the Columbus campus’ energy systems, including electricity, natural gas, chilled-water cooling systems and steam-generated heating systems.”
The key goal is to reduce energy use by 25 percent during the first decade. The decision by the school to move forward, which was made this week in an email to faculty, staff and students, signals that assessments will start of submissions made by 10 groups to OSU’s request for information (RFI).
In late June of last year, OSU said that 44 responses to its proposal.