Energy Efficiency in Higher Education

Posted on November 16, 2018


In the U.S., higher education facilities spend an average of $1.10 per square foot on electricity costs, 31% ($0.34) of which are lighting costs. In most colleges and universities, laboratory and residential buildings are the biggest energy users. At Harvard University, for example, while laboratory buildings make up only 22% of the buildings on campus, they use 49% of the total energy; residential buildings and dorms account for 18% of the university’s energy consumption. 

Topics: LED Lighting, Energy Efficiency, Higher Education

Thought Leadership on Higher Education Efficiency

Posted on June 15, 2017

Topics: Thought Leadership, Higher Education

Campus Energy Efficiency Programs: How It’s Done

Posted on June 15, 2017

Topics: Higher Education

Jam-Packed June Photo Editorial!

Posted on June 15, 2017

Topics: Photo Editorial, Fairbanks Energy, Energy Efficiency, Higher Education

Higher Education And LED Lighting Retrofits

Posted on May 26, 2017

LED lighting retrofits make a significant impact on energy intensity, usage, and efficiency in facilities at colleges and universities. Ross Fairbanks digs into the details in a piece featured at Facility Executive, featured below. 

Topics: LED Lighting, Higher Education

As colleges seek endowment returns, energy investments could be safest bet

Posted on May 23, 2017

Peter Fairbanks, President of Fairbanks Energy, authored a piece published in the Boston Business Journal on investing in efficiency improvements at college and university campuses. Read the peice below:

Topics: Financing, Endowment, Energy Efficiency, Higher Education