UNC-Chapel Hill is a national leader in the utilization of District Energy and Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Systems, which is a highly efficient, cost-effective and environmentally responsible means of providing energy. The University’s three energy systems, Chilled Water, Cogeneration (producing steam and electricity) and Electric Distribution, are closely interrelated and operate together for optimal efficiency.
Energy Services also serves as the University’s liaison to the local provider of public water and sewer services, Orange Water and Sewer Authority (OWASA) and manages the University’s non-potable water supply and stormwater systems.
Environmental responsibility is a core value of Energy Services. Energy Services is committed to excellence in its environmental practices and performance by providing safe, economical and reliable products and services in a responsible and environmentally sensitive manner. The desire to ensure that the University’s impact on the environment is minimal drives the adoption of new technologies and improvement of management practices. Environmental factors are an integral part of planning, design, construction and operational decisions.