All energy conservation measures combined are saving the UI approximately $1.5 M annually in energy costs.
Facilities Management employs a comprehensive set of energy management tools to increase efficiency and productivity while reducing costs.
energy management tools
Energy Control Center and Building Dashboards
The Energy Control Center serves as a centralized location for the monitoring, analysis, and efficient dispatching of utility systems. The Energy Control Center provides live displays of energy usage and real-time predictions of energy consumption in all buildings for energy engineers and building occupants. Energy Control Center
The UI Energy Hawks identify opportunities for energy efficiency improvements and reducing energy costs in general education funded buildings. Energy Hawks
The University of Iowa participates in a voluntary Electrical Curtailment program through Mid American Energy. Energy Curtailment
UI Energy Plan and 2020 vision
The University of Iowa is establishing the following sustainability targets to be met on or before December 31, 2020. UI Energy Plan and 2020 Vision
Campus Energy Projects and Reports
UI Carbon footprint
The oat hulls project and other efficiencies introduced at the UI Power Plant and elsewhere around campus have resulted in a cost savings of $825,000 and a reduction in 61,200 tons of CO2 emissions. CO2 Footprint