Sustainability Actions in Higher Education

Jenny Heeter, Shivani Mathur

Research output: NRELBrochure


This brochure details common sustainability actions taken by universities to reduce their energy consumption. Some of the most common actions include energy efficiency (existing building commissioning; lighting; heating, ventilation, and air conditioning upgrades; plug loads) and renewable energy (RE) (on-site or off-site solar deployment, RE procurement). We focus on the costs and benefits of energy efficiency measures and RE through the brochure while highlighting resources where readers can find more information.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2017

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-6A20-67900


  • balance of system
  • soft costs
  • solar balance of system
  • solar soft costs


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