Energy Efficiency Ranks As Key Priority among Higher Education Facility Leaders According to New Study
• 96% view energy efficiency as important to fulfilling their school’s core mission
• Commitment to energy efficiency remains strong with 86% planning to increase or maintain investments
• Cost savings ranks as the primary factor driving energy efficiency efforts, while organizational barriers are viewed as the biggest obstacle
According to a new study commissioned by Schneider Electric and the Alliance to Save Energy, energy efficiency is recognized among U.S. higher education institutions as key to fulfilling their schools’ core mission, with almost 9 out of 10 respondents expecting to increase or maintain energy efficiency investments next year. Eighty-eight percent of respondents also agree that energy efficiency is the most cost effective way to meet their energy needs while at the same time reducing greenhouse gas emissions and cutting costs.