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 on both campuses are certified LEED Gold. LEED buildings are more energy and water efficient was well as offering longer longevity and healthy interior environments. Currently, 7 buildings are certified LEED Gold with 2 additional facilities under construction:
CU Anschutz: Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Anschutz Health & Wellness Center, Fulginiti Pavilion, Dental School, Anschutz Health Sciences Building (seeking LEED Gold, Version 4, 2021).
CU Denver: Business School, Student Commons Building, Rob & Lola Salazar Health and Wellness Center, First Year Student Housing Building (seeking LEED Gold, Version 4, 2021)
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 CU Anschutz and CU Denver, we can see significant savings in resource use and the costs associated with purchasing those resources.