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Energy Conservation

  • Monmouth has introduced many energy conservation initiatives over the past several years to conserve our natural resources and minimize our impact on the environment.
  • We contract for energy purchases on an annual basis, and guarantee to purchase at least 15% of our utility-supplied electricity from certified green sources during each performance year Building Improvements.
  • The University has participated in a Demand Response Program since 2008.
  • We use LED lighting wherever possible, including retrofitting buildings and parking lots.
  • Install occupancy sensors in academic buildings and residence halls.
  • Upgrade/replace mechanical control/equipment with more energy-efficient devices as necessary.
  • Retrofitted older residence halls with reflective cooled roofs.
  • Nearly 22 percent of the university’s greenhouse gas emissions come from on-site sources—these include fuel for emergency generators, vehicle fleet fuel, and the combustion of natural gas and fuel oil for heating. From 2012 to 2015, the university reduced these emissions by 28 percent. This significant reduction is largely the result of two factors: converting boilers from dual fuel (fuel oil and natural gas) to natural gas only, and increasing the efficiency of the boilers and combustion equipment.
  • Installed a Web-based platform on campus to allow for collection of sub-metered utility data for software analysis to identify potential energy savings campus-wide.
  • Installed high-speed hand dryers in locations throughout campus, which are 80% more efficient and are GreenSpec approved. The hand dryers promote hygiene and allow the university to decrease our waste stream of paper towels.
  • Installed light switch labels on campus urging the community to turn off the lights when leaving rooms.
  • Replaced our 2″ air filters with more efficient filters. Filters save utility costs and need to be changed less frequently, reducing labor costs as well.