Energy

Graphic showing reductions in graphics and electricity usage
  • High-efficiency lighting and LED conversion
    CMC underwent a campus-wide lighting ballast conversion in 2011. Conversions to LED fixtures continue with 70 outdoor lighting poles converting from high-pressure sodium lamps to LEDs that use 76% less energy.

  • Centralized district cooling and better monitoring
    Electrical chillers represent the single largest use of electricity in most institutions. Six inefficient chillers at the west end of campus were replaced with a central district chiller that improves efficiency by reducing electricity consumption and lowering peak demand. Installed sub-metering monitors in 18 highest energy-use buildings with remote monitoring.

  • Renewable energy
    In 2014, 24% of the purchased electricity used on campus was generated from renewable sources such as solar, wind, and geothermal.