Dorm residents compete to reduce their energy and water usage.
Energy mountain is a diagram that lists activities that a person can do in the office and around the UR, and for each activity it states a dollar amount in energy savings. As you climb the mountain of activities, the activity takes more effort but the energy savings is greater.
Replace T-12 lights and magnetic ballasts with T-8 lights or HID lights and electronic ballasts which saves energy.
Conserves water with a 1.6 gallon flush.
Participates in the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority program which financially supports the use of innovation and technology.
Sensors turn the lights on when they sense someone coming into a room or area, and then turn the lights off some time after sensing the room is empty.
Reduce energy use through on-off scheduling of building systems and outside lights using automated building controls.
126,508 metric tons of carbon dioxide equivalents for CY 2012.
Water saving taps and shower heads installed throughout the University.
A water-free urinal system.
The University of Rochester is currently purchasing 11,600,000 renewable energy credits in the form of wind power. The wind power provides enough kilowatt hours to supply energy to the residence halls.