Message from the Director

Welcome to the UNC-Chapel Hill Energy Management website. This site serves as a resource for students, faculty, staff, and friends of Carolina by highlighting important energy conservation initiatives on campus and providing useful information regarding our energy consumption. We hope you find it informative and we encourage you to partner with us to help make UNC and our community more energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

Your Efforts Will:

  • Reduce our campus energy bill
  • Preserve our natural resources
  • Reduce the environmental impacts associated with energy use

Our principles and priorities are:

  • Operate our buildings in a safe manner
  • Provide occupant comfort following guidelines of the Energy Use Policy
  • Maximize efficiency of our building systems to decrease campus energy consumption

Our Vision

To continuously improve UNC-Chapel Hill’s building performance by focusing on a comprehensive, long-term approach to reliable and sustainable solutions

Our Mission

To enhance education and research at Carolina by ensuring that buildings are constructed and operated in the most energy and cost-efficient manner possible and to educate Carolina on resource conservation methods.

Our Plan

We have a three-pronged approach to energy and water conservation:

  1. Optimizing our existing infrastructure using in-house resources
  2. Funding and implementing projects to upgrade infrastructure
  3. Educating our community through outreach in order to make conservation a core value at UNC

Awards

Through the dedicated work of its team, Energy Management has won several awards on the local, regional, state, and national levels recognizing its significant efforts to facilitate energy conservation.

Below is a list of the awards that Energy Management has received since 2010.

  • Thurston-Bowles Building recognized as #5 Overall Water Saver and for 20% or Better Water Improvement as part of the EPA’s National Building Competition
  • Rosenau Hall recognized for 20% or Better Water Improvement as part of the EPA’s National Building Competition
  • Morrison Residence Hall recognized as a Top Reducer in the Lucid Campus Conservation Nationals Competition
  • Bioinformatics Building recognized for placing 4th overall in energy use reduction, being the Top “Other” Building Category Finisher, and achieving a 20% or Better Improvement in Energy Usage in the EPA Energy Star National Building Competition
  • Energy Management awarded the Utility Savings Initiative Leadership Award for Energy Conservation from The North Carolina State Energy Office
  • NC Area Health Education Center recognized for placing 11th overall in energy use reduction, being the Top Office Finisher, and achieving a 20% or Better Improvement in Energy Usage in the EPA Energy Star National Building Competition
  • Tarrson Hall recognized for achieving a 20% or Better Improvement in Energy Usage in the EPA Energy Star National Building Competition
  • Neurosciences Building recognized for achieving a 20% or Better Improvement in Energy Usage in the EPA Energy Star National Building Competition
  • The Energy Conservation Measures Project awarded Energy Project of the Year for Region II by the Association of Energy Engineers
  • Chris M. Martin, Jr. awarded with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence
  • Kenan Residence Hall recognized as the Top Residence Hall Finisher in the EPA Energy Star National Building Competition
  • The Energy Conservation Measures Project awarded the Project of the Year Award by The North Carolina Chapter of the North Carolina Association of Energy Engineers
  • Morrison Residence Hall recognized as the 1st place overall winner in the EPA Energy Star National Building Competition
  • Todd Freeman awarded with the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence