Bard College: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline) 8%
Annual (2018)2%

Better Buildings Challenge Partners strive to decrease portfolio-wide source energy use intensity (EUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline. Bard's portfolio consists of multiple campuses and over 1.2 million square feet. Bard has improved energy performance by 8% from a 2013 baseline, making progress towards a goal of 20% by 2023.  Bard has completed campus-wide lighting retrofits, installed nearly 300 kW in solar electric capacity, and completed a several large energy savings projects, including whole-building insulation/envelope improvements, controls upgrades, and equipment replacements. These and future planned projects will contribute towards Bard's overall goal to achieve net carbon-neutrality by 2035.