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Energy demand plays a significant role as our research institution continues to grow. To ensure a sustainable campus and meet increased energy needs, Stanford has identified and implemented innovative energy conservation tactics. These tactics have advanced over the university’s decades-long commitment to energy efficiency, while upholding California’s rigorous energy regulations. In addition to reducing overall energy usage, Stanford has also made strides in incorporating renewables into its portfolio through the Stanford Energy System Innovations project.

Stanford’s Energy and Climate Action Plan outlines strategies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, which will require a significant decrease in energy use campus-wide. To achieve energy goals, Stanford employs holistic and long-term approaches, from stringent energy-performance standards for new buildings and retrofits of existing buildings, to behavior programs that encourage energy conservation.

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