Sustainability and Green Building
As northwest power shortages, deregulation of power supplies and escalating energy costs appear to be part of the future, it is clear the University of Idaho has no time to waste in determining and implementing its strategic energy plans. The University of Idaho, from its land-grant tradition, seeks new knowledge and leadership in preserving natural resources as well as advancing technology. Thus, the university renews its commitment to making wise investments in capital projects, establishing new energy standards and enlisting all the campus, state and regional players as stake holders in energy solutions.
The University of Idaho seeks innovative ways to become less reliant on natural gas supplies, more conservation-minded and creative in its own energy production and distribution. Such efforts will drive down operational costs and benefit all. As well, the entrepreneurial cogeneration of energy provides a potential source for long-term income.