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Energy Management is responsible for monitoring, controlling and reducing energy and water use in the buildings at UNC-Chapel Hill. Energy Management seeks to continuously improve UNC-Chapel Hill’s building performance through focusing on a comprehensive long term approach to reliable and sustainable solutions, enhancing education and research at Carolina by ensuring that buildings are constructed and operated in the most energy and cost efficient manner possible and educating Carolina on resource conservation methods.


  • Optimizing existing infrastructure using in-house resources
  • Implementing projects to upgrade infrastructure
  • Educating the campus community through outreach in order to make conservation a core value at UNC
Campus energy is supplied by Energy Services and consists of electricity, district chilled water, district steam, natural gas and propane.

For questions or problems, such as windows that won’t close, lights left on, broken thermostats, etc., or to submit ideas that could help improve campus energy efficiency, please contact us at


Cindy Register
Assistant Director Engineering Services – Energy Management
Phone: 919-962-4467

Temporary Modifications to Building Schedules or Service Requests


Winter Break Initiative Reduces Campus Energy Use

March 18, 2020

When the University closes for winter break, typically for nine to 11 days, the departure of students and staff provides opportunities for energy savings in buildings that will remain unoccupied during the break.

Categories: Energy Management News, Engineering News

Data Center Gains Energy-Efficient AC System

February 7, 2020

Facilities Services Energy Management and Information Technology Services have installed new air conditioner units in the ITS Manning data center to reduce the center’s carbon footprint.

Categories: Energy Management News, Engineering News