Scoring Energy Savings

June 30, 2011

A new "utility dashboard" at UW Bothell tracks campus use of energy in real time. It's part of environmentally friendly campus improvements resulting from a campuswide evaluation of energy usage. Tony Guerrero, UWB vice chancellor for facilities, said energy improvements at Bothell equal removing 123 cars from the road every year. Here, Bothell students Edith Chan, left, and Marlene Manzo check the readouts.

Smart Energy Devices to Conserve Energy, Save Money for UW

July 15, 2011

The UW expects to reduce energy consumption and save about $700,000 in energy costs during its participation in the Department of Energy’s $178 million Pacific Northwest Smart Grid Demonstration Project. Now in the second year of the five-year project, the UW is installing “intelligent” electrical meters, water meters, and lighting controls in most UW Seattle buildings. To ensure reliable and secure communications, the UW Capital Projects Office and Facilities Services are partnering with UW-IT to provide an isolated, secure Facilities Network for the grid.

UW Paccar Hall Awarded LEED® Gold Green Building Certification

May 23, 2011

Seattle, WA -- The University of Washington announced today that PACCAR Hall has been awarded LEED® GOLD certification established by the U.S. Green Building Council and verified by the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI). LEED is the nation’s preeminent program for the design, construction and operation of high performance green buildings.

Sustainability Through Modernization

February 22, 2011

With help from its supplier, the University of Washington reduced operating costs while increasing its sustainability.

As colleges and universities around the United States reduce operating budgets, their facility managers are searching for ways to do more with less.

Increasingly, higher education custodial directors are turning to core suppliers to help them control spending on cleaning and maintenance supplies.