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Energy Management oversees the reliable, safe and efficient operation of mechanical, electrical and civil utilities systems in over 200 complex buildings on the Twin Cities campus. Home to the University’s technical and professional engineering staff, as well as a select group of skilled tradesmen, the group maintains the campus utility infrastructure and provides technical and engineering expertise to the U’s Capital Planning, Facilities Management building operations and other facilities-related units across the U of M system. The documentation of this work, in the form of engineering records and drawings is also maintained for the entire campus.
While the responsibilities and functions of the Energy Management group are vast and complex, due to the magnitude of the University’s facilities, these functions can be grouped into the following broad categories:
As a utility provider, Energy Management strives to be the best in class when compared to other district energy operations including those of public municipalities, other higher education institutions and private corporations. As an engineering organization, our employees stay current with technology, leveraging innovation for safe, sustainable and reliable campus operations.
Energy Management coordinates the It All Adds Up program's energy conservation initiative, designed to reduce and optimize energy use while maintaining or improving building heating and cooling comfort. Long-term campus energy savings will come from a change in the way the campus community thinks and acts. The culture change will not happen over night, but each step counts. It all adds up.
Assistant Director, Utility Operations
Phone: (612) 625-0597