Thursday, June 19, 2014

Bioinformatics Building Ranks 4th in EPA’s Battle of the Buildings

UNC’s Bioinformatics Building ranked fourth among 3,200 competitors in the EPA’s 2013 ENERGY STAR National Building Competition. Bioinformatics reduced its energy use by 36% over the last year through various energy saving strategies, including HVAC tuning and optimization and occupant education and outreach. Building energy savings resulted in avoided costs of $317,307 and prevented 1,204 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions, which is equivalent to the emissions of 110 homes. Together, competitors reduced their energy costs by more than $100 million. Read more »