Putting Ideas Into Action
The Office of Energy Management is responsible for the efficient use of energy on campus. The annual Utility bill is about $33 million, and the annual electrical bill is about $22 million.
Between 2005 and 2015, use of electricity declined 30 percent per square foot by improving energy efficiency of buildings, modifying use of energy during holidays, and educating students, staff members, and faculty about the need for energy efficiency.
A unique partnership led to the creation of the state’s second-largest experimental solar power generation station at NC State. The university is committed to helping the state reach its new alternative fuel standards. | MORE
The university is accepting applications for $625,000 in federal transportation funds to support emission-reduction projects such as the purchase of alternative fuel vehicles, installation of infrastructure for cleaner burning alternative fuels and the retrofitting of older diesel vehicles. | MORE
The Coastal Wind Initiative aims to increase the use of wind power as an energy source in North Carolina, especially in the eastern part of the state where wind energy can boost efficiencies in rural communities and on family farms. | MORE