Check out who is involved with the Energy and the Built Environment working group!
“Energy consumption on the Indiana University – Bloomington (IUB) campus is both unsustainable and climate altering” (Campus Sustainability Report).
Goals & Progress
The goal of the EBE Working Group is to effectively manage the energy usage of buildings and occupants on campus.
Programs & Initiatives
Check out the cool programs and initiatives that we are currently working on!
Check out IU's commitment to green building on campus!
Buildings & Energy
Buildings account for about 70% of the electricity load, 40% of all energy consumption, and 40% of CO2 emissions in the U.S. Hence, making buildings more energy efficient can be one of the fastest and, with rising energy prices, most cost-effective ways to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. IU has been working to increase the efficiency of campus buildings as well as tackling other energy-related challenges and is working to implement the recommendations in the 2012 Integrated Energy Master Plan.
“Energy consumption on the Indiana University – Bloomington (IUB) campus is both unsustainable and climate altering” (Campus Sustainability Report). For fiscal year 2010/2011, the CO2 equivalent emissions were almost 489,895 metric tons. The total cost of energy consumed on the IUB campus was $25.6 million, which includes Electricity, Coal, Natural Gas, and Fuel Oil. Carbon emissions have been reduced in the past years as the result from mainly switching from coal to natural gas, but many more efficiency gains can be realized.