The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Partner of the Year - Energy Management


The University of Chicago is an institution of higher education. In 2021, the University of Chicago expanded its efforts to conserve energy and to communicate the benefits of energy efficiency and using ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager® to its campus community and beyond. Key 2021 accomplishments include:

  • Implementing preventative maintenance and commissioning projects estimated to reduce the emissions equivalent to 1,000 passenger vehicles driven for one year.
  • Promoting what it gained from participating in the ENERGY STAR® Higher Education Benchmarking Initiative.
  • Developing a greenhouse gas emissions reduction plan.
  • Leveraging student research assistants to tackle new energy conservation projects.
  • Holding an energy-saving competition among six campus residence halls.
  • Sending quarterly newsletters on its energy management efforts and energy performance to members of 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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