Northwestern University

Evanston, Illinois

Partner of the Year - Sustained Excellence - Energy Management


Northwestern University is an institution of higher education. In 2022, Northwestern University expanded its engagement with the campus community and the ENERGY STAR® program to advance energy conservation. Key 2022 accomplishments include: 

  •  Participating in the 2022 ENERGY STAR Higher Education Benchmarking Initiative and co-presenting on an ENERGY STAR webinar focused on recognition opportunities for the higher education sector.
  •  Laying the base for new efficiency measures as part of a forthcoming five-year Strategic Sustainability Plan, including thermal storage at its central utility plant that could result in a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions.
  •  Recognizing its facility team for their contributions to Northwestern’s 2021 recognition from the ENERGY STAR program and implementing creative communications to influence energy conservation across the campus community.
In 2020 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid more than $40 Billion in energy costs

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