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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.

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.

Winter Holiday Energy Saving Initiative 2019

November 20, 2019

Since 2012, UNC-Chapel Hill has safely lowered building temperatures and campus energy use during University holidays, particularly during the winter holiday when the University is closed for about nine consecutive days. During the 2019 Winter Holiday Energy Saving Initiative (Dec. … Continued

Residence Hall Energy Use Competition

November 3, 2019

Student intern Hongyu Li is hosting a building energy use competition between Ehringhaus and Craige residence halls. The competition will take place Oct. 21 through Nov. 18 and will determine which residence hall saves the most electrical energy. Students will … Continued

Winter Holiday Energy Saving Initiative 2018

November 26, 2018

During the 2018 Winter Holiday Energy Saving Initiative (Dec. 21 – Jan. 1), building temperature set points will be lowered in unoccupied buildings, which saves chilled water, steam, natural gas and electricity, thereby reducing utility costs.

Energy Efficiency Day 2018

October 5, 2018

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed Friday, Oct. 5, 2018, as Energy Efficiency Day in North Carolina. Energy Management would like to thank all staff, faculty and students at UNC-Chapel Hill who help our University to achieve energy savings. State of … Continued

Energy Education Day 2018

March 22, 2018

Governor Roy Cooper has proclaimed March 23, 2018, as Energy Education Day in North Carolina. Energy Management would like to thank all staff, faculty and students at UNC-Chapel Hill who help our University to achieve energy savings. State of North … Continued

Winter Holiday Energy Saving Initiative 2017

November 10, 2017

Since 2012, UNC-Chapel Hill has safely lowered building temperatures and campus energy use during University holidays, particularly during the winter holiday when the University is closed for about ten consecutive days. During the 2017 Winter Holiday Energy Saving Initiative (Dec. … Continued

Winter Holiday Energy Saving Initiative 2016

November 7, 2016

During the 2016 Winter Holiday Energy Saving Initiative (December 23 – January 1), building temperature set points will be lowered in unoccupied buildings, which saves chilled water, steam, natural gas and electricity, thereby reducing utility costs. This program can be highly successful depending on the weather, saving the University thousands of dollars in energy bills.

Energy Conservation Measures Project Update

December 17, 2015

The implementation of the energy conservation measures (ECM) continues to raise the bar on campus energy savings. The program has achieved savings of $36,143,515 since August, 2009. We want to thank everyone for their hard work and support. Your commitment to … Continued