Better management of building energy usage to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Students and staff drive important efforts to improve energy efficiency, raise awareness among students, and integrate mindful energy consumption and sustainability across the University. These efforts are leading to work through various programs to reduce energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions on campus.
Buildings account for about 70% of the electricity load, 40% of all energy consumption, and 40% of CO2 emissions in the U.S. Hence, making buildings more energy efficient can be one of the fastest and, with rising energy prices, most cost-effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. IU is working to increase the efficiency of campus buildings as well as tackle other energy-related challenges.