In fiscal year 2009/2010, NC State reduced overall energy consumption by 2.5%, despite adding more than 1 million gross square feet to the campus footprint. Much of this additional gross square footage includes energy-intensive lab buildings.
The campus also experienced extreme weather conditions during last fiscal year. When considering weather in the energy analysis, energy consumption dropped 10% from fiscal year 2008/2009.
NC State will continue to develop programs for building improvements, expanded metering, data management and outreach. Overall energy consumption is trending downward, and the University’s goal of a 30% reduction in energy consumption by the end of 2015, compared to the baseline year of 2003, is achievable.