Facilities Management


Facilities Management


Energy, Sustainability

Areas of Expertise

Renewable energy

Carol Dollard

Dollard manages design and installation of renewable energy systems, such as solar arrays, on the Colorado State University Campus.

Dollard is an energy engineer in Facilities Management and co-chair of the President’s Sustainability Commission. Her responsibilities include coordinating energy and water efficiency projects, implementing renewable energy projects and the design, construction and maintenance of campus utility systems.

In her 21+ years at CSU, Dollard has helped make university operations more sustainable. These efforts include 20 photvoltaic installations totaling nearly 6,800 kW, three LEED Platinum and 20 LEED Gold buildings, and over $15 million of energy and water efficiency projects.

Dollard leads a team that conducts the university’s annual greenhouse gas inventory and produces updates to the CSU Climate Action Plan. She also is also part of a team that submits the STARS – Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System administered by the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education – 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.

Dollard holds bachelor’s and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from CSU.