Faculty, staff and students can help UNL reach energy consumption goals by visiting the Building Energy Consumption website. The portal shows energy usage by month and by commodity in individual buildings on campus for the last 12 months.
In fiscal year 2009-2010, UNL's total energy expenditures were $17.3 million. Between 2000 and 2009, energy consumption of state funded university buildings dropped by 21 percent, while building area increased by more than 840,000 square feet.
As presented in the 2010 Campus Energy Management Plan, UNL's goal is to further reduce energy consumption on City and East campuses by 10 percent in the next five years.
For more information on helping achieve that goal, go to the Building Energy Consumption portal at http://go.unl.edu/mm9. Options on the website include:
— Searching for specific buildings by clicking “Building List” or “Campus Map” to locate specific buildings.
— Read the Campus Energy Management Plan, located under the “Energy Conservation” tab
— Review energy conservation tips under a link in the "Energy Conservation" tab.
Money saved through energy conservation can be directed toward other energy and cost reduction efforts. These include the thermal energy storage tank that is expected to save the university $250,000 annually. Read more about the tank at http://go.unl.edu/j2e.
— Sara Nelson, Facilities, Management and Planning
More details at: http://go.unl.edu/n56