April Surge in Energy Savings

Author: Rachel Novick


Most buildings participating in the College of Science – Main Building Energy Challenge demonstrated significant energy conservation in April. Hurley and Hayes-Healy were the top-performing buildings with respective energy savings of 32% and 23% when compared with their multi-year baselines.

The impressive results for these two buildings were due to a combination of low-cost efficiency renovations, reduced heating and cooling hours, and educating building users to turn off lights and computers when not needed.

For the first three months of the year-long competition, the College of Science is ahead with an overall energy savings of 3.76%. The Main Building is currently tracking slightly below its baseline performance, but several departments residing in the Dome have recently engaged the Office of Sustainability to conduct energy audits which will help enhance their conservation efforts.