Energy News

  • Energy Savings Project at the Anatomy Building

  • Press Building Retrocommissioning

  • First-year student sustainability ambassadors participated in a walking tour of the West Campus Combined Utility Plant (WCCUP).

  • Facilities Services installed over 570 LED retrofits in the Bartlett Dining Commons

  • 2019 Excellence in Engineering Award for the Searle Chemistry Laboratory

  • 2019 Excellence in Engineering Award for the Keller Center

  • Energy Savings Project at the Anatomy Building: As part of the ongoing initiative to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the University of Chicago recently completed an energy savings project at the Anatomy Building.

  • Press Building Retrocommissioning: The team identified and executed four system improvement measures that reduced energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, reduced the risk of disruptions due to system failure, and improved occupant comfort.

  • Updated GHG Emissions Target: The University of Chicago is targeting deeper cuts in its greenhouse gas emissions, setting a goal of a 50% reduction across University operations by 2030.

  • WCCUP Student Tour: Recently, first-year student sustainability ambassadors participated in a walking tour of the West Campus Combined Utility Plant (WCCUP). The WCCUP provides cooling and heating to the University’s expanding collection of north campus research and medical buildings.

  • Bartlett Lighting Upgrade: Facilities Services installed over 570 LED retrofits in the Bartlett Dining Commons that reduced lighting energy use by over 50%, improved color resolution and light levels, and reduced failure rates resulting in long-term operational and maintenance cost savings to the University.  

  • Searle Excellence in Engineering Award: On behalf of The University of Chicago, Adam D’Ambrosio, Brian Bozell, and Alfredo Izguerra accepted the 2019 Excellence in Engineering Award for the Searle Chemistry LaboratoryPreventative Maintenance and Commissioning project.

  • Keller Center Award: On behalf of The University of Chicago, Felix Leen, chief mechanical engineer, accepted the 2019 Excellence in Engineering Award for the Keller Center.

  • Cutting the Carbon Footprint in UChicago Labs: Student-driven changes in laboratories at UChicago yield energy and cost savings

  • Mansueto Library Award: The University of Chicago’s Joe and  Rika Mansueto Library received the 2019 Retrofit Chicago Mayor’s Leadership Circle Award for exceeding the 20% energy reduction goal

  • Regenstein Library Award: The University of Chicago’s Regenstein Library received the 2018 Retrofit Chicago Mayor’s Leadership Circle Award for exceeding the 20% energy reduction goal

  • Winter Cooling Energy Savings: As part of the ENERGY STAR® initiative, The University of Chicago’s Facilities Services (FS) department recently completed optimization of the chilled water system to reduce energy usage when outside air temperatures drop below 45F (Free Cooling)

  • Law School Retrocommissioning: The UChicago Energy Team identified and executed 12 system improvements that reduced energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, reduced the risk of disruptions due to system failure, and improved occupant comfort at the Law School.

  • Walkway Lighting Upgrade: As part of the Poulsen LED Retrofit, the University of Chicago’s Facilities Services recently completed the installation of over 800 LED replacement lamps in the Poulsen lights throughout campus.





 

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