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    Energy Efficiency in Higher Education

    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. 

    Fairbanks Energy Thought Leadership on Higher Education Energy Efficiency

    June 15, 2017

    Campus Energy Efficiency Programs: How It’s Done

    June 15, 2017

    Higher Education and LED Lighting Retrofits

    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. 

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

    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 piece below: