Help WSU achieve our sustainability goals and boost team morale by learning how to reduce waste, save energy, and purchase sustainably for a better future at Weber. Join the Green Department Program!
Weber State University is dedicated to energy efficiency and reducing energy costs. Sourcing sustainable energy and electricity-reducing maintenance techniques help the University to save money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
What We've Done
- Weber recently began construction on the solar panel covered parking in the W10 lot. This solar array will provide 80% of the new Lindquist Hall's energy needs as well as provide covered parking for students.
- A massive geothermal heat exchange field, consisting of 150 wells drilled 425 feet deep into the northwest part of campus, supplements all of Lindquist Hall's heating and cooling needs.
- The Energy and Sustainability Office finished exchanging every exterior lightbulb on campus for an energy efficient LED bulb, and motion sensors with timers have been installed in several buildings to help Weber save electricity on lighting.
What You Can Do
- Just like here at Weber, you can replace the incandescent light bulbs in your home with LED bulbs to reduce electricity usage and save you money. Exchange your current lightbulbs for energy efficient LED bulbs at Weber's fall lightbulb exchange community program.
- Open the blinds and shades on your windows to let the natural light from the sun into your home instead of turning lights on. This will save you money and will reduce electricity use! See the renter's guide to energy savings for more tips and tricks.
- Consider sourcing your energy from renewable resources through programs such as Blue Sky or Subscriber Solar, or through the installation of solar panels on your home. Prices for renewable energy have rapidly declined, making them an affordable option for many.
Faculty & Staff - Join a Green Team
Take Part in Community Programs
Community Programs such as Susie Hulet Community Solar and Mow Electric have helped hundreds of our neighbors reduce energy costs and clean the environment.
Intermountain Sustainability Summit
Attend the annual Intermountain Sustainability Summit each March to learn about renewables and energy efficiency in business, academics, and the community.