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According to information from ESource and the U.S. Energy Information Administration, U.S. colleges and universities spend, on average, $1.10 per square foot on electricity and $0.18 on natural gas annually. Typically, lighting uses a significant amount of total energy generated (31 percent), followed by space heating (28 percent) and water heating (25 percent).

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Posted by Michael Wright on

9.8.2015

With more than 5 billion square feet of floor space under management, the higher education sector in the United States spends approximately $14 billion each year on energy, reports the Department of Energy’s Better Buildings Alliance. As universities continually deal with the dichotomy of increasingly technical buildings in an often inefficient, aging campus infrastructure, facility managers are finding new ways to reduce institutional energy expenditures.

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Posted by Michael Wright on

9.1.2015

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