Conservation and efficiency upgrades are both vital means of reducing the environmental impacts associated with campus energy use.
What PSU is doing:
Green Revolving Fund used to implement energy efficiency projects.
Energy conservation guidelines adopted in 2014.
8 LEED-certified buildings across campus. See the Green Buildings page for details.
Night and weekend class locations consolidated from 21 buildings to 5.
- District heating and cooling loop connects 15 buildings across campus and offers greater efficiency, reliability, and cost-effectiveness. ---------------->
Lights off reminder stickers installed on switches in all campus housing buildings.
Parking garage lighting upgrades to LED fixtures.
Default Power management settings enabled on campus computers and monitors.
Interactive energy dashboards in Smith Memorial Student Union and Lincoln Hall.
|Lincoln Hall Roof||54 kWh / 234 panels||
Approximately 3% of building electricity demand
|SRTC||4.9 kWh||Researching interaction of green roofs and solar output|
|Cramer Hall||5 kWh||Testing 5 types of panels|