By developing and implementing an energy management strategy, MCC
is working to save money, protect the environment and reduce our
risks in a volatile energy market. Energy consumption produces the
most significant environmental impact associated with campus
operations. MCC recognizes there is a need to operate campus
buildings and equipment in an energy-efficient manner and to employ
conservation measures wherever possible.
What Is MCC Doing?
- MCC has implemented 'Temperature Goals' to maintain comfort and reduce energy at MCC's facilities. These are the temperature set points that will be maintained in our buildings, determined by the season, comfort ranges, and hours of use.
- As MCC remodels and retrofits our aging buildings,
energy-efficient HVAC equipment and lighting is being installed to
reduce MCC's energy consumption.
- All new construction is LEED Certified.
- A Solar Lab is available at FOC, as well as a solar-tracking photovoltaic system at SOC for students to learn about Renewable Energy technology.
- The South Omaha Campus Connector building has occupancy
sensors installed to minimize lights left on where they are not
- Using real-time energy monitoring, the College is better able
to monitor and manage energy use across multiple locations.
- Variable frequency drive motors are being installed where
practical and as funding allows.
What Can You Do?