Energy management is a critical point of focus for colleges and universities across the U.S. While cost savings is one of the catalysts, there’s also the fact that 75% of prospective students say a school’s commitment to environmental sustainability would affect their decision to attend.
Alongside recycling programs, bike rentals and community gardens (to name a few examples), effective energy management within campus buildings is an important step in the right direction. After all, building energy use is often the largest source of campus greenhouse gas emissions.
At one prestigious college, what began with the use of CORIS to monitor and control lights in a student gym has evolved into dynamic campus energy management programs.