REACH believes that college and university campuses must lead the charge for the preservation of our global resources because they are responsible for presenting themselves as leaders in their communities and across the globe, and because it is in these institutions that professionals are molded into leaders.
The REACH Campus Sustainability Initiative employs both Technology Integration and a Strategic Sustainability Plan to lead campuses to a sustainable future.
The Strategic Sustainability Plan will be well integrated into decision-making and daily life of the campus community. From managing conferences and course design to connecting with global student sustainability organizations and local businesses and governments, REACH partners to create a foundation that ensures that students, faculty, and staff are empowered as lifelong stewards of sustainability. REACH works with each campus to apply innovative approaches to ambitious sustainability goals that span all areas within the university, including:
- Physical Operations and Resources
- Planning and Governance
- Research and Education
- Campus and Public Engagement
Microgrid Technology solutions allow campuses to function as an independent energy island, as a paradigm of distributed operation of electric power systems, sustainable energy independence, enhancement of power system economics, and resilience and reliability. REACH and its project development team identify available renewable energy resources, and deploy energy efficient Microgrid, renewable energy technologies that seamlessly shift partner campuses toward:
- Energy independence, storage, and reliance
- Peak load reduction
- Elimination of blackouts
- Savings and favorable long-term return on investment
These critical components allow campuses to transition into a sustainable future. Ultimately, REACH Microgrids can even offer backup support to adjacent and nearby systems as needed.