Campus conservation in College StationCampus conservation in College Stationhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=154162016-12-13T06:00:00Z2016-12-13T23:00:00Z

​​COLLEGE STATION – In addition to delivering and managing energy across 25 million gross sf and 5,000 acres at Texas A&M, one of the most important jobs for the Utilities and Energy Services Department (UES) is to reduce negative impacts on the environment.

Over the past 14 years, the UES at Texas A&M has made significant progress in managing and delivering utilities and energy.

  • 28 percent reduction in total energy consumption 

  • 30 percent decrease in greenhouse gas emissions

  • 18 percent reduction in water consumption

Over $200 million in energy cost avoidance, among these changes was the $73 million investment made in 2011 to upgrade the combined heat and power (CHP) system. 

Currently, the CHP system generates electricity and uses waste heat to produce steam for campus cooling and heating, which accomplishes both objectives.

Another critical area that UES has addressed in recent years is campus recycling. Spurred by the “Make a Difference” awareness campaign and an increase in recycling containers, the recycling diversion rate has grown from 7.7 percent in 2004 to 71.2 percent at the end of August 2016.

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