Energy & Sustainability Office
Weber State University has committed to becoming a carbon neutral campus by 2050. The Energy & Sustainability Office is accomplishing this goal through the four point plan to carbon neutrality. First, the University is minimizing energy consumption through high-efficiency heating and lighting upgrades. Second, Weber is electrifying all end uses of energy on its campus, including traditionally fossil fuel based processes such as heating and transportation. Third, the University utilizes renewable energy sources, such as groundsource heat exchange for heating and solar for electricity. Lastly, the University borrows from itself with a $5 million revolving green fund, where all energy and fuel savings are reinvested for future projects.
The Energy & Sustainability Office communicates regularly with the campus and the surrounding community about Weber State's progress towards becoming a sustainable campus.
Facilities Management has completed energy upgrades to reduce emissions and save the university millions of dollars since our original commitment to become carbon neutral by 2050.
All new construction must meet minimum LEED green building standards, and old buildings are being retrofitted to save heating, lighting, and electricity costs.