The Three Zeros Initiative Advisory Board will use its individual and collective experience, expertise and connections to help vet and suggest holistic solutions for UNC-Chapel Hill, viable in the next 5-10 years to each of the following charges:
- Provide feedback on how UNC-Chapel Hill will realistically meet its power, steam and chilled water needs in the future using the most cost-effective, community-acceptable and technologically-sound solutions available, with a goal of carbon neutrality.
- Provide feedback on the best strategies for UNC-Chapel Hill to reduce as much waste heading to landfills as technically and financially possible, with a goal of 95% diversion rate.
- Provide feedback on how UNC-Chapel Hill should economically use, capture and treat water in a way that minimizes the use of potable water and has no net flow into or out of the local watershed, or excess burden on the OWASA system.
The Advisory Board will advise within the context of past sustainability efforts on campus, striving for continuity but not redundancy. The Board will always consider UNC’s complex internal operations when making recommendations, with attention paid to who will manage the program and how will it be paid for.
Director, Utilities and Engineering Services, Facilities Operations Unit, North Carolina State University
Former Sustainability Manager, Orange Water and Sewer Authority
State Director, Sierra Club’s North Carolina Chapter
Aubrey L. Brooks Professor of Law, UNC Law School
Professor of Organizational Management, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
James Y. (Jim) Kerr II
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer, Southern Company
Retired Assistant City Manager, City of Raleigh
Solid Waste Planner, Orange County
Executive Director, Research Triangle Energy Consortium
UNC-Chapel Hill Class of 2017
Consultant/Professor of the Practice, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School
Executive Director, North Carolina Sustainable Energy Association