Resource use

Virginia Commonwealth University's utilities – including electricity, natural gas, water, sewage and fuel oil – are purchased and managed centrally by VCU Facilities Management, Engineering and Utilities. In an effort to conserve resources, VCU has implemented a variety of technologies and efforts to reduce natural resource consumption. VCU employees and students are also encouraged to incorporate these sustainable behaviors into their daily activities on campus to help reduce resource consumption. 

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Use the building dashboard to see and track energy usage in the 25 featured buildings on campus. This feature allows building occupants to track and lower energy use and can be used as a tool to identify problems.  

Tips for conserving resources

Check out the infographic below for tips to reduce resource consumption across campus, including in offices, residence halls, laboratories and other spaces.  

Green tips infographic