Energy Management operates and maintains the computerized central energy management system for the campus. Energy Management ensures that the university is operating in a manner that minimizes energy consumption as outlined in Executive Order 987.pdf and SUAM 9170.pdf. The primary function of Energy Management is to provide energy consumption savings while providing a comfortable environment for students, faculty and staff.
When replacing or repairing less efficient or damaged equipment, Facilities personnel strive to identify replacements and apply the latest building techniques and technologies to reduce energy consumption. Some of the resources used include motion sensors that turn off lights when rooms are unoccupied, using new energy-saving fixtures, lamps and ballasts to replace existing lighting whenever economically feasible and appropriate; maintaining temperatures within certain parameters; turning off heating and cooling systems after hours; and taking advantage of new technologies as they are available and cost-effective.