OUR MISSIONThe Facilities Sustainability & Energy division is responsible for benchmarking performance across 278 buildings, managing utility procurement, and leading strategy to fund and execute operational initiatives that will help the University of Utah achieve its commitment to carbon neutrality and improved local air quality. To that end we implement and manage a variety of projects to improve conservation and support sustainability - from lighting retrofits to HVAC upgrades. We are also a resource to University departments and auxiliaries wishing to implement similar initiatives in their own spaces, and can help with design assistance as well as with utility incentives and rebate programs.
BETTER BUILDINGS CHALLENGEThe University of Utah has exceeded its goal of reducing energy by 20% by 2020 as part of the United States Department of Energy's "Better Buildings Challenge." The University accomplished energy savings of 25% across 17 million square feet of building space since 2008 (the base year for the Better Buildings Challenge commitment). Learn more about how we achieved this goal and the impact of the savings:
How Are We Doing?We want to know how we're doing! Click the button below to take a brief survey for the Sustainability and Energy Management Team.
What We Do
Our department is dedicated to monitoring our air quality in attempts to reduce our campus' emissions into our air.
Our campus is working to understand the dynamics and impacts that climate change will have both locally and globally.
The Energy Management Office exists to reduce energy costs and promote maximum energy-efficiency at the University of Utah.
Waste & Recycling
Dedicated to reducing our campus community's environmental impact.
The University of Utah is making headway on its goal to achieve water neutrality.
The health and wellness of people is a vital part to the sustainability of our community.