SCSU announces energy partnership

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Jun 26, 2013 at 4:52 am

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (KNSI) St. Cloud State University has announced enrollment in Xcel Energy’s Commercial Efficiency program to improve energy efficiency in all campus buildings.

The move aligns with the University’s long-standing commitment to reduce carbon emissions, promote environmental responsibility and save money on energy costs.

The goal is to cut the University’s $3.7 million a year utility costs by 20 percent.

Xcel Energy launched the Commercial Efficiency program in 2013 to help large commercial customers identify energy saving opportunities within their facilities and implement well-planned, long-term solutions to reduce energy costs.

An energy team helps create a one-to-three year energy management plan that incorporates sustainable energy efficiency into processes and technical projects.

The program reviews heating and cooling systems, lighting, equipment controls, process loads and opportunities for heat recovery as well as analyzing the facility’s overall approach to energy management.

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