Leaders from the School of Medicine and Danforth Campuses have developed a new case study about the University’s efforts and progress to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. The case study includes historical data on WashU’s energy use through time, the carbon intensity of our operations, and the avoided costs from our energy conservation efforts. It outlines the energy reduction strategies that have led to our success, including increasing the efficiency of our utility systems, improvements to existing buildings, and our approach to new construction. The case study also includes an overview of recent solar installations and a sneak preview into the University’s updated greenhouse gas reduction goal that will be detailed in the updated Strategic Plan for Sustainable Operations, scheduled to be released in February.
To view the case study, click here: Energy & Emissions Case Study.