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Plan Approval and Report

In December 2011, Stanford’s Board of Trustees gave concept approval to the Stanford Energy System Innovations (SESI) project, which is a collection of operationally distinct initiatives designed to meet the university’s energy demand while reducing greenhouse gas emissions and water consumption. SESI represents a significant transformation of the university from 100% fossil-fuel-based cogeneration to a more efficient electric heat recovery system and will result in immense benefits for Stanford in the years to come. The SESI project reduces campus greenhouse gas emissions by 68%, saves 18% of campus potable water, opens up the energy supply to future technologies, enables the campus to better manage its power portfolio, and yields significant utilities savings.

2015 Energy and Climate Plan - PDF

SESI Central Energy Facility Design Fly-Through - MP4/VIDEO