Energy Management

The Building & Grounds Committee of the University of Denver Board of Trustees believes it is the responsibility of the Facilities Management & Planning department to ensure that every effort is made to conserve energy and natural resources while practicing sound financial management.

It is the responsibility of the Director of Facilities Management to develop and maintain an Energy Management Plan, develop specific guidelines, and implement a program designed to achieve the efficient use of energy within the University of Denver, while ensuring a comfortable and pleasant learning atmosphere within each facility.

It is essential that energy guidelines be established and observed for the operation of the heating, ventilating, air conditioning (HVAC), lighting, other electrical equipment, and water consumption. The Facilities department collects monthly information on energy usage at each facility or group of facilities, tracking and reporting their total gas, electric, and water consumption. All members of the University community are expected to implement the guidelines in the areas they occupy.

To maintain an environment conducive to the educational objective of the University, the classroom temperature, when occupied, should be no higher than 70 degrees during the heating season and no lower than 72 degrees during the cooling season.



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