Georgetown Energy Partners is modernizing the university’s energy and water infrastructure – contributing to more reliable, efficient and sustainable operations. Below are a few feature projects around campus. Check back here often as new initiatives are added.
Almost every light on Main campus – over 70,000 fixtures – are being upgraded to energy efficient light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which use half the energy of standard fluorescent lights and provide better lighting. This upgrade is estimated to reduce the university’s carbon footprint by over 1,700 tons of CO2 annually.
Healy Lawn Utility Enhancements
Some chilled water and steam pipes under Healy Lawn serving buildings across the Hilltop are more than 50 years old, requiring additional energy use to maintain chilled and heated water. As part of utility infrastructure modernization efforts, steam pipes under Healy Lawn will be replaced with hot water piping. The upgrade will reduce both the university’s energy usage and its water footprint.
What gets metered gets measured, and what gets measured gets managed. The installation of real-time meters for energy and water consumption in campus buildings will allow Georgetown to better analyze and assess its usage and reduction targets. The meters will also facilitate a publicly available dashboard to track Georgetown’s progress towards net zero status, and foster competition between residence halls and academic buildings to reduce their carbon footprint.
Cooper Field Utility Enhancements
The steam-line infrastructure under and near Cooper Field is nearing the end of its life. Modernizing the steam lines will reduce leakage and improve energy efficiency. The new field will be composed of innovative materials, including pads that make the field safer for the athletes.