Yale University must meet the resource demands of a growing campus that encompasses over 23,000 people and over 400 buildings. To provide reliable and cost effective energy services, Yale owns and operates three power plants (Central, Sterling and West Campus Power Plants), implements energy efficiency measures and onsite renewable energy technologies, and engages the campus community in energy conservation efforts.
Yale’s power plants provide utility services to over 11 million square feet of facilities, which include research laboratories, academic buildings, administrative buildings, residential buildings, dining facilities and athletic facilities. To supplement its onsite generation, Yale also purchases electricity from United Illuminating Company (UI), the electric utility company serving the city of New Haven.
In addition to the University’s effort to meet growing energy demands, Yale is committed to reducing its greenhouse gas emissions 43% below 2005 levels by the year 2020. Campus faculty, staff and students are taking active steps at the community level and the facilities level to accomplish this goal. To view your buildings energy consumption patterns go to Yale Facilities Energy Explorer.