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