MSU Infrastructure Planning and Facilities pursues sustainability on both ends of the wire. As MSU moves to reduce energy consumption and transition to 100 percent renewable sources as outlined in the university’s Energy Transition Plan, it is clear that MSU’s hundreds of buildings must operate more efficiently. MSU IPF is leading the way with several significant energy-conservation initiatives.
In conjunction with the Better Buildings Challenge, a federal sustainability initiative through the U.S. Department of Energy, the university has committed to reducing energy use by at least 20 percent over approximately 20 million-square-feet contiguous campus by 2020. To achieve that goal, the existing-building commissioning process will be deployed across MSU’s aging building fleet. This process is used to “tune up” campus buildings so their systems operate as efficiently as possible. IPF’s Commissioning Services crew is devoted solely to this effort. The campus schedule lets campus users know when and how buildings will be affected.
MSU IPF has several crews of people devoted to making buildings more efficient. Learn about its energy teams.
IPF energy crews
- Energy and Environment
- Central Control
- Energy A&I
Learn more about IPF energy crews.
Examine the electricity, heating, cooling and water usage of your building and learn how to be a good steward of MSU's resources.
MSU energy dashboard
Compare energy usage of various campus buildings.
View real-time electrical consumption by building through smart electrical meters.
Environmental stewardship maps
See building-by-building electrical consumption, recycling and landfilled waste amounts. Reports by building are also available.