Last school year, the University of Nebraska Omaha (UNO) entered into a partnership with Cenergistic, a leading ENERGY STAR® recognized sustainability firm, as a means to help reduce campus energy expenditures. The immediate result has been the establishment of a comprehensive energy conservation program that will help save money for years to come.
Implementation of the program is proceeding steadily, with 14 buildings on the Dodge and Scott campuses currently involved and several more to be included soon. Much of the initial focus has been on energy waste when facilities are unoccupied, addressing a building’s heating, cooling, and lighting systems to ensure efficiency. During times of normal occupancy, the program guidelines establish a temperature range between 70°F and 74°F, settings that ensure a comfortable, healthy, and productive environment for building occupants.
Beyond the role of Cenergistic, your cooperation is a critical part of making this important initiative as successful as it can possibly be. Conserving energy and thus saving money is a team effort which requires each of us to change some habits affecting how energy resources are used in each space of every building. Even minor adjustments can add up over time to major savings.
Thank you in advance for your support of this energy conservation program and helping to make a difference. Together we are making UNO a better place to live, learn, work, and play.
For more information, or to share an opportunity for savings, contact Chris Heiman (KH 443) at 402.554.4010.
About the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Located in one of America’s best cities to live, work and learn, the University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) is Nebraska’s premier metropolitan university. With more than 15,000 students enrolled in 200-plus programs of study, UNO is recognized nationally for its online education, graduate education, military friendliness and community engagement efforts. Founded in 1908, UNO has served learners of all backgrounds for more than 100 years and is dedicated to another century of excellence both in the classroom and in the community.