UConn and Eversource Tout Energy Efficiency on Campus

By Gregory B. Hladky

April 18, 2017

Gov. Dannel P. Malloy joined officials from the University of Connecticut and Eversource Tuesday to get a look at some of the efficiency improvements expected to save UConn $1.5 million a year in energy costs.

In the past three years, UConn’s energy efficiency campaign has involved improvements at Gampel Pavilion, the Jorgenson Center for the Performing Arts, the Student Union, the Dodd Research Center, parking garages, dining halls, greenhouses and other facilities.

The improvements are expected to reduce UConn’s carbon emissions by more than 4,400 tons of CO2 per year, according to university officials.

More than 30 buildings at UConn have already been fitted with energy efficient LED lighting. Overall, the school has completed nearly 80 different energy efficiency projects.

The three-year campaign is expected to be completed by November of this year.