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Facilities Management

University of Colorado Denver Facilities Management
 

Engineering

Energy Efficiency


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Energy efficiency is a very serious topic on the university campus. By employing energy saving measures, not only does the campus save money on operating costs it helps the environment. The environmental cost of producing energy can be tremendous. Burning only one ton of coal to produce electricity releases around 14 lbs of Sulfur Dioxide, 14 lbs of Nitrogen Oxides, and 5187 lbs of Carbon Dioxide into the air. All of which are pollutants that contribute to acid rain and global warming. One ton of coal doesn’t even have the energy content required for an average Colorado home for a year.

LEED

The university supports the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED program (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) or an equivalent. Campus new construction and facilities operations have incorporated green buildings practices where possible. New projects include energy conservation measures that will save money and lessen our environmental impact. The university is in the process of developing our own program modeled on the popular LEED program with certification to a Gold Standard. Our campus program is focused on reducing our energy cost and embraces sustainable design for the construction of energy efficient buildings.

 

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Renewable energy usually refers to solar power, geo-thermal, bio-diesel, hydro power and wind energy.

 

Energy Savings Initiatives

Energy Saving Initiatives

Renewable energy usually refers to solar power, geo-thermal, bio-diesel, hydro power and wind energy.

 

Renewable Energy

Energy Savings Tips

Provides useful tips on how to save energy throught the proper use of lights, doors, windows and more.

 


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