Energy Management Program
Nazareth College has been aggressive in its energy management, including these green initiatives:
- Energy-efficient motors, lights, and replaced boilers, and chillers are used on campus.
- Variable-speed motor drives are used to slow the motors to match the speed needed for the load, saving energy at the slower speeds.
- Computerized energy management systems lower/raise temperatures and turn air-moving equipment on and off based on the occupancy of designated spaces.
- Campus lighting has been converted to LED in the Gym, Theater, sidewalks, parking lots, roadways and other campus locations.
- Low-flow toilets, sinks, and shower faucets dispense fewer gallons of water.
- Campus residence halls and some academic buildings have low occupancy during the month of December, allowing lower temperature settings and reduced energy.
- We recycle single stream #1-7 all items can be mixed together. One ton of paper made from recycled scrap saves 4,100 kilowatt hours of energy; recycling one ton of glass saves the energy equivalent of 10 gallons of oil.
- Insulation, windows, and doors were upgraded to reduce the need for energy.
- Our housekeeping staff uses cleaning products that are environmentally safe.
- The Facilities Department currently operates a green fleet, including four fully electric cars and two electric golf carts.