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Energy - Conservation & Renewables

Salisbury University is always looking at ways to reduce its energy consumption and carbon footprint.  As new technologies have emerged, older campus facilities have been retrofitted with more efficient lighting, HVAC systems and other building components.  This page highlights some of the University's more prominent clean and efficient energy features. 

 

Photovoltaic Solar Parking Canopy

Aerial photograph of the solar parking canopy in Lot H

CLICK THIS LINK FOR AN AERIAL VIDEO OF THE SOLAR CANOPY

 

  • The panels generate approximately 765,000 kilowatt hours of electricity annually.
  • They provide the equivalent of 100% of the electricity needed to power the combined annual operation of three SU residence halls: Manokin, Pocomoke & Wicomico.
  • The parking canopy also includes five electric vehicle charging (EVC) stations.
  • For more information about the solar parking canopy, including live generation data and how it works, visit this link.

 

 

Nanticoke Hot Water Solar Array

Evacuated tube solar collectors on the roof of Nanticoke Hall.

 CLICK THIS LINK FOR AN AERIAL VIDEO OF THE COLLECTOR TUBES

 

 

 

Other Notable Energy Efficient Features at Salisbury University

Image of Nanticoke Hall exterior.

 

  • Manokin, Wicomico and Nanticoke Halls utilize geothermal heating and cooling.  Domestic hot water for Manokin and Wicomico is supplied by the geothermal HVAC system. (Follow this external link for more information about geothermal heat pumps from the U.S. Department of Energy.)
  • SU has installed occupancy sensors in many offices, meeting spaces and classrooms to reduce lighting energy consumption when these spaces are not occupied. Occupancy sensors are estimated to produce a savings of 30%, and are especially effective in areas which have frequent periods of inactivity.
  • To best balance cost and comfort, an energy manager controls and optimizes building HVAC systems using an electronic building automation system.

 


 

SU Sustainability logo with green maple leafSU Green Fund logo

 

Do you have an idea to create a more sustainable and eco-friendly campus?  Present your vision to the Green Fund.

 

Visit the Green Fund's website

 

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