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Energy Management is the university department responsible for monitoring, controlling and reducing energy and water use in the buildings at UNC-Chapel Hill.  Our vision is to continuously improve UNC-Chapel Hill’s building performance by focusing on a comprehensive long term approach to reliable and sustainable solutions.  Our mission is 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.


  • 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

Let Us Help You

Need help or have suggestions? For temporary modifications to building schedules, the building manager should call Facilities Services Work Management at 919-962-3456.

If you have questions, know of problems, such as windows that won’t close, lights left on, broken thermostats, etc., or if you have ideas that could help improve campus energy efficiency, please contact us at


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


Morrison Residence Hall Electric Usage 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

Energy Management ITS Manning Project 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

Thermometer Graphic Winter Holiday Energy Saving Initiative 2019

November 20, 2019

The University will implement a Winter Holiday Energy Saving Initiative Dec. 23, 2019 through Jan. 1, 2020 to reduce energy consumption in unoccupied buildings.

Categories: Energy Management News, Engineering