Cardinal Green Buildings campaign features new sustainability ratings

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The Cardinal Green Buildings campaign, which targets energy efficiency and individual conservation measures, along with shutdowns of building heating and cooling systems during Winter Closure, has realized $315,000 in energy savings this year alone. The Cardinal Green Buildings campaign was created in 2013 to advance energy reduction programs operated by the department of Sustainability and Energy Management (SEM), and has saved more than $4 million to date by targeting opportunities identified through a campus plug load inventory and extensive data analysis.  In 2017, Stanford’s internal building sustainability ratings helped augment the campaign by informing building managers and occupants how their building is performing in the categories of energy, water, waste, transportation, purchasing, and engagement, as well as help highlight areas needing improvement.