Facilities Management works to assure that the buildings at CU Denver and CU Anschutz are as energy and water efficient as possible. In newer buildings, occupancy sensor controls and advanced HVAC technologies work to control lighting, heating and cooling to keep from wasting electricity and natural gas. In older buildings, we are designing retrofit projects that can accomplish similar resource savings. Newly constructed buildings will be certified LEED Gold or better. LEED buildings are more energy and water efficient was well as offering longer longevity and healthy interior environments. Read more about current University LEED projects (PDF) (Link: Facilities Projects LEED info )
The most efficient use of energy is conservation, or the energy we don’t use. This is as simple as turning off light switches when you leave a room, turning off your computer when you leave the office, printing on both sides of the page or making sure the faucet is completely off. With a concerted and combined effort of efficiency and conservation by everyone at UC Denver, we can see significant savings in resource use and the costs associated with purchasing those resources.