Energy Conservation and Management
One of the UI 2020 Vision goals is to achieve net-negative energy growth, which means consuming less energy on campus in 2020 than consumed in 2010 despite projected growth. To achieve this goal, the UI has employed energy conservation efforts, built LEED facilities, modernized aged building systems and nurtured a culture of conservation.
Some of the strategies include:
- Update building design standards to lower the impact of growth.
- Pursue aggressive energy conservation opportunities.
- Building HVAC systems will be upgraded employing more energy efficient designs.
- Commissioning and Retro-commissioning efforts will become standard practices.
UI community is encouraged to be responsible energy consumers, employ sustainable computing practices, and power down over weekends and breaks.