UNH implements a systematic and integrated energy policy that emphasizes health and integrity, climate protection, efficiency, cost-effectiveness and stability, fairness for all University constituents, and consistency with priorities set by the UNH Strategic Plan and UNH Campus Master Plan.
COGEN and ECOline
UNH's combined heat and power facility -or cogeneration (COGEN) is the primary source of heat and electricity for the five-million square foot Durham campus, COGEN retains waste heat normally lost during the production of electricity and instead uses this energy to heat buildings, in turn reducing sulfur dioxide and nitrous oxide emissions.
UNH is proud to be a partner with the Department of Energy's Smart Labs Accelerator Program. By participating in this program, we commit to reducing energy use in labs by at least 20% over the next 10 years and implementing no-or low-cost measures in the shorter term.