Demand Side Management

Understanding that Demand Side Management projects will contribute significantly to the goal of 30 percent emissions reduction by 2017, Columbia has adopted a unique approach to effectively implement a large number of energy conservation projects in a relatively short time frame.

Through a competitive selection process, Columbia University selected NORESCO, a leading Energy Services Company, to be Columbia’s Demand Side Management partner. This multi-year partnership provides Columbia access to a pool of experts that focus on implementing large-scale energy conservation and renewable energy projects in a compressed time-frame. This creative approach allows internal staff to focus on other major initiatives such as the fuel-conversion and sustainability programs.