UW completes $2.3M energy conservation project

July 21, 2015

The University of Washington has recently completeed a $2.3 million energy conservation project in the Physics/Astronomy Building, which will save the university $115,000 per year while improving comfort, functionality and safety in the building.

The project replaced old ventilation equipment in the building's basement with new high-tech controls, drive and motors which will allow airflow to labs in the building to be controlled based on the occupancy of the rooms, as well as the time of day and season. It reduces the building's annual energy consumption by 17 percent.

Cuts in transit could make UW students’ ride to campus longer

April 3, 2014

Pamela Dorris takes two buses and a train to get to the University of Washington campus from her Bonney Lake home every day — a commute that can easily claim up to four hours of her day.

She’s one of thousands of students who take a Metro bus to college in Seattle, saving as much as 27 percent of the cost of attending the UW by living at home with her parents.