The committee included a diverse group of 24 faculty, staff and students representing a variety of viewpoints and expertise. The Administration reached out to students involved in the MSU Beyond Coal and Greenpeace student groups to ensure their voices were part of the discussion.
The committee integrated information from the consultants and internal researchers with the previously developed background information on MSU’s current energy infrastructure, and projected demand growth by using the comprehensive modeling software program developed to analyze potential future scenarios.
After establishing assumptions, the committee brainstormed strategies to reduce energy use, GHG emissions and health effects. The strategies were modeled and through this process, goals and targets were recommended.