Fields of Expertise
Energy, Natural Disasters: Flood, Fire, and Drought, Water Conservation and Reuse, Water Quality and Treatment
Areas of Interest
Energy efficiency, Renewable energy, Environmental and social sustainability, Carbon footprints
Carol Dollard is an Energy Engineer in Facilities Management and co-chair of the Presidents Sustainability Commission at Colorado State University. Her responsibilities include coordinating energy and water efficiency projects, implementing renewable energy projects and the design, construction and maintenance of the campus utility systems. In her 21+ years at CSU, she has helped make university operations more sustainable. These efforts include: 20 PV installations totaling nearly 6,800 kW, 3 LEED Platinum and 20 LEED Gold buildings, and over $15 million of energy and water efficiency projects. She leads a team that conducts the University’s annual greenhouse gas inventory and produces biannual updates to the CSU Climate Action Plan. She also is also part of a team that submits the STARS** reporting metric for the university. CSU was the first university to reach Platinum STARS rating, and is still the only university to repeat that feat three times.
**STARS – Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).