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Help us reduce electricity use by 10%

In Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, WVU system electricity use was 194 Million Kilowatt Hours (kWh), costing $11 Million.

WVU Systems Breakdown (in kWh)

126kWhMorgantown
Campuses

53kWhHealth
Sciences Center

8kWhWVU
Tech

5kWhPotomac
State

2.5kWhHSC Charleston
& Eastern

Enough to power 17,636 homes for a year.

Morgantown Campus Energy Sources:
Power Grid, Steam and Natural Gas

Our Challenge

Out of 9 similar institutions in our region, WVU ranks 6th in energy consumption. We can do Better.

Lights

  • Turn off lights when leaving a room &mdsh; including desk lamps, task lights, overhead lights

Temperature

  • Keep office temperature between 68-74 degrees Fahrenheit and report extreme temperature changes

Electronics

  • Use WVU ITS power management options for computers
  • Unplug battery chargers when not in use
  • Use centralized appliances (refrigerators, microwaves, coffee pots)

Shared Network Printers

  • Use centralized printers and scanners, and double-sided printing

Real Progress.
Real Savings.

Since 2006, energy efficiency improvements in over 70 buildings have helped the Univseristy save big.

Over 16 million saved on energy costs.

850 + acres of trees preserved or replenished.

300 million fewer pounds of greenhouse gases released into the environment.

Average emissions savings are equivalent to removing 22,000+ vehicles from the road.

Contact Us

Office of Sustainability
48 Donley Street | P.O. Box 6555
Morgantown, WV 26506-5555
Phone: 304.293.7916 | Fax: 304.293.7156
Email: sustainability@mail.wvu.edu

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