We purchase EPA Energy Star-rated equipment whenever possible, which operate with increased efficiency and reduce both energy needs and pollution. The micro-fridges that come in every residence hall room are Energy Star rated.
Across Housing & Dining we utilize a virtual desktop environment, which reduces the amount of servers required to operate 250+ desktop computers, cutting our electricity use by 75%.
We utilize motion-sensor activated LED and CFL lights where feasible, which are more efficient, durable, versatile and longer-lasting.
Housing & Dining Services has three solar installations—at the C4C, the Village Center and Bear Creek Apartments. Combined, they produce approximately 420,000 kWh each year, which if converted to greenhouse emissions, is equal to 43.6 homes' electricity use in a 12-month period.