The University of Tulsa Cuts Energy Consumption with New Sustainability Initiatives

(TULSA, Okla.) — Through a comprehensive plan to overhaul the campus energy infrastructure, technology resources and behavioral patterns, The University of Tulsa cut campuswide electricity use by over 2 million kilowatt hours (kWh) in 2019.

“What’s been so impressive is how quickly we’ve made this transition,” said Kevan Buck, TU’s executive vice president and treasurer. “Jason Grunin, the assistant vice president of business and energy, has had an ambitious vision from the start, and our partners at Cenergistic have handled much of the day-to-day energy savings. Our infrastructure upgrades and new tech have played a large part in our energy transformation, but it’s the human touch that has driven savings.”

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About The University of Tulsa

The University of Tulsa is a private, independent, doctoral-degree-granting institution whose mission reflects these core values: excellence in scholarship, dedication to free inquiry, integrity of character, and commitment to humanity. The university achieves its mission by educating men and women of diverse backgrounds and cultures to become literate in the sciences, humanities and arts; think critically and write and speak clearly; succeed in their professions and careers; behave ethically in all aspects of their lives; welcome the responsibility of citizenship, service and leadership in a changing world; and acquire the skills and appetite for lifelong learning.

About Cenergistic

Since 1986 Cenergistic has partnered with 1470+ educational, municipal government and healthcare organizations to achieve $5.8 billion in utility savings and cost avoidance. These strong results come from the application of Cenergistic’s organizational behavior-based strategies and are enhanced by our proprietary software platform to drive building and equipment optimization. Our energy conservation program reduces utility consumption by an average of 25% with no capital investment while maintaining or improving the comfort and quality of building environments. For more than a decade, Cenergistic has been recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency as ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year or Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence. To learn more, visit www.cenergistic.com.

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