Buildings & Energy

External Resources

There are a multitude of other groups working to address energy and the built environment. Here are a few resources for further education and learning.

Department of Physical Plant

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The Utilities division is responsible for all of the utilities on campus. This includes electricity, steam heating, chilled water, air conditioning, drinking water, and sanitary and storm sewage. The Utilities Information Group just completed a three year project on installing electricity and water meters on mostinterns at heating plant buildings on campus. The Physical Plant website can be found here.

U.S. Green Building Council

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The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization committed to a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation through cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.


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The Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education is helping to create a brighter future of opportunity for all by advancing sustainability in higher education. By creating a diverse community engaged in sharing ideas and promising practices, AASHE provides administrators, faculty, staff and students, as well as the business that serve them, with: thought leadership and essential knowledge resources; outstanding opportunities for professional development; and a unique framework for demonstrating the value and competitive edge created by sustainability initiatives.

Energy Information Administration

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The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) collects, analyzes, and disseminates independent and impartial energy information to promote sound policymaking, efficient markets, and public understanding of energy and its interaction with the economy and the environment.