OSEP launches energy conservation projects
ENGIE Services will be launching sustainability projects throughout campus in the second year of the university’s comprehensive energy management partnership.
July 12, 2018 -- Ohio State’s energy efficiency program is shifting into high gear.
ENGIE Services will be launching sustainability projects throughout campus in the second year of the university’s comprehensive energy management partnership. As part of the first full utility capital improvements and energy conservation plan from Ohio State Energy Partners, ENGIE will:
- Upgrade the energy systems in 14 buildings to improve their energy efficiency by more than 26% on average.
- Convert more than 40,000 indoor light fixtures to energy-efficient LED technology. When complete, ENGIE will have upgraded nearly 75,000 fixtures since the partnership began.
- Install the ENGIE Digital Platform on campus, which will act as the brain and neural network of the university’s energy systems. This system will allow ENGIE to monitor buildings and manage the utility infrastructure throughout campus.
The university’s Board of Trustees approved the $47.7 million capital plan for the 2019 fiscal year at its June 2018 meeting.
About 80 percent of the capital plan is devoted to energy conservation measures that will help advance us toward the university goal of improving energy efficiency by 25 percent over 10 years. The other projects will improve and extend the university’s utility systems.