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VCU's energy conservation initiative 

VCU is a major university and academic health system. It takes a lot of energy to educate tomorrow’s workforce, care for the community, and conduct research that improves lives. That’s why VCU is deliberate in how we utilize energy -- from simply changing how we behave to implementing complex technologies that help us identify where we need to improve. Energy conservation is everyone’s responsibility.

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What you can do

Turn the lights off when you leave a room or adjust your thermostat. Learn more about what you can do to conserve energy. Learn more about what you can do.


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Energy conservation is always top of mind which is why VCU has sustainable design and construction standards. Learn more about how we plan, design and maintain buildings at VCU



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Energy projects

VCU is reducing energy through process improvements, community partnerships, and planning. Learn more about energy conservation projects