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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 and will begin to concentrate on specific buildings in the spring of 2013 following the Integrated Energy Master Plan [link].

“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 Indiana University Bloomington campus was $25.6 million, which includes Electricity, Coal, Natural Gas, and Fuel Oil.

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    In Context

    “Energy consumption on the Indiana University – Bloomington (IUB) campus is both unsustainable and climate altering” (Campus Sustainability Report).

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    Goals & Progress

    The goal of the EBE Working Group is to effectively manage the energy usage of buildings and occupants on campus.

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    Working Group

    Check out who is involved with the Energy and the Built Environment working group!

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    Programs & Initiatives

    Check out the cool programs and initiatives that we are currently working on!

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    External Resources

    Find out what others are doing to address energy and the built environment.

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  • Green Building

    Check out IU's commitment to green building on campus!

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