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Examining the Viability of Sustainable Practices for a Large Scale Public Utility

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Title: Examining the Viability of Sustainable Practices for a Large Scale Public Utility
Physical Description: 1 online resource (80 p.)
Language: english
Creator: Reamy, Scott P
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2011

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: dominion -- sustainability -- utility
Architecture -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre: Architecture thesis, M.S.A.S.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis examines the sustainability practices of Dominion Resources, a publicly traded utility located in Virginia by scrutinizing past practices as well as future goals. Analysis was done to compare the company's operating metrics to other utilities in the United States. This paper addresses common barriers to implementation of sustainability practices such as legislation, cost-benefit analysis, and customer acceptance concluding with a recommendation to Dominion to circumvent the highlighted barriers.
General Note: In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note: Includes vita.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility: by Scott P Reamy.
Thesis: Thesis (M.S.A.S.)--University of Florida, 2011.
Local: Adviser: Tilson, William L.
Local: Co-adviser: Ries, Robert J.

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Source Institution: UFRGP
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: lcc - LD1780 2011
System ID: UFE0043854:00001

Permanent Link: http://ufdc.ufl.edu/UFE0043854/00001

Material Information

Title: Examining the Viability of Sustainable Practices for a Large Scale Public Utility
Physical Description: 1 online resource (80 p.)
Language: english
Creator: Reamy, Scott P
Publisher: University of Florida
Place of Publication: Gainesville, Fla.
Publication Date: 2011

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: dominion -- sustainability -- utility
Architecture -- Dissertations, Academic -- UF
Genre: Architecture thesis, M.S.A.S.
bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: This thesis examines the sustainability practices of Dominion Resources, a publicly traded utility located in Virginia by scrutinizing past practices as well as future goals. Analysis was done to compare the company's operating metrics to other utilities in the United States. This paper addresses common barriers to implementation of sustainability practices such as legislation, cost-benefit analysis, and customer acceptance concluding with a recommendation to Dominion to circumvent the highlighted barriers.
General Note: In the series University of Florida Digital Collections.
General Note: Includes vita.
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The University of Florida Libraries, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Statement of Responsibility: by Scott P Reamy.
Thesis: Thesis (M.S.A.S.)--University of Florida, 2011.
Local: Adviser: Tilson, William L.
Local: Co-adviser: Ries, Robert J.

Record Information

Source Institution: UFRGP
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: lcc - LD1780 2011
System ID: UFE0043854:00001


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Going Green

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Political Overview

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Legislation

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Guiding Principles for Federal Leadership in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings set forth in the Federal Leadersh ip in High Performance and Sustainable Buildings Memorandum of Understanding (2006)

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The Virginia State Corporation Commission

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Skepticism and Opposition to Governmental Requirements

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Cap and Trade

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Renewable Energy Technology Solar

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Wind

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Geothermal Comparing Other Energy Options

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Price of Generation

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Evaluating Car bon Output

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Case Study: Dominion Resources Utilitys Strategy

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Portfolio

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Virginias Alternative Energy Resources Emissions Incentives for Green Projects

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Comparing to Other Companies

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Dominion Programs

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Customer Education

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Political Stance

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Interview

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Q: A: Q A: Q: A:

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The Customer

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Further Research

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Conclusion

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