Energy and Water

Bellevue College is a member of the Resource Conservation Management program of Puget Sound Energy.  In 2011 we undertook a comprehensive audit of all campus buildings which will lead to retrofits of lighting and water fixtures and improvement to our heating, ventilation and air conditioning.

Projects Underway

Energy Project Updates, Water Project Updates

The College is working with an Energy Services Performance Contracting company and has been awarded more that $2 million in energy conservation grants from the Washington State Department of Energy.

Graphic representation of Main Campus Energy Consumption

Energy consumption increased slightly last year due to increased burning of natural gas, even as electricity consumption decreased 5% from mid-year lighting retrofits. 

 

 

 

Graphic chart of Main Campus Water Consumption

Water consumption increased from the previous year, notably in irrigation, potentially as a result of a warmer summer as well as a need for more active system management.