TCU to Boost Energy Efficiency – Teaches Energy at Energy Institute
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TCU Reduces Its Carbon Footprint and Goes Green
Energy Monitoring Portal at Texas Christian University
Texas Christian University (TCU) in Fort Worth, Texas has gone green with the move toward energy efficiency. TCU implemented energy-efficient tools called “Energy Monitoring Portals”. A flat-screen energy monitoring portal greets students in the lobby area of the residence halls, tracking energy consumed within the building. The school holds contests to see which residence halls can consume the least amount of energy in a given time and the Energy Monitoring Portals help monitor the energy usage.
“The students really get into it,” a TCU spokesperson said. “It’s great for them because so many of the students are conscientious about the energy they use and this is a tangible way they can participate in cutting that energy usage.”
Energy Institute at Texas Christian University
Energy efficiency is just the beginning — TCU Launches Energy Institute
But TCU didn’t stop at being energy efficient – it boasts an “Energy Institute” in their Engineering Department. TCU is one of the few Universities in the country that offers this. At TCU, an engineering major can earn a minor in “Energy” and TCU is proud to offer this option to engineering students.
These changes are just a few examples of how TCU plans to operate in the future. In addition to doing the right thing, the University did things right by not only going green, but also teaching students how to work towards solving the energy crisis.
As is becoming increasingly common at TCU, the University implements cutting-edge innovations and environmental responsibility. Great job, TCU — and thank you, from Green Host It.