The Energy Office tracks, monitors, and manages energy usage campus-wide to reduce energy costs; improve design, performance, and operation of buildings; and provide feedback on energy usage to building occupants. We continuously monitor the operations and maintenance of campus facilities and are in contact with Building Managers regarding their facilities’ operation and utility consumption.
Winter Break Curtailment Success!
Each winter break the Energy Office works with the EMS, Stationary Engineers, and Electric shops to turn down buildings to save energy. Lighting, ventilation and heating are turned off or set back for about a week and a half each year. This year (2019-20) curtailment saved 1,026,000 kWh of electricity and 5,551,000 lbs of steam. Compared to the prior month’s baseline, electric use was 16.5% lower and steam use was 16% lower when normalized for weather. Together these savings totaled $157,400 and 673 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions. With labor costs of just $29,000, the ROI was 544%! See more on our full curtailment flyer.