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DOE Recognizes Better Buildings Challenge Morehouse College for Energy Efficiency Achievements

Morehouse College

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recognized Better Buildings Challenge partner Morehouse College for its achievements and leadership in energy efficiency. The Atlanta-based college, which operates more than 1.6 million square feet of building space across its 60-acre campus, has reduced its energy intensity by more than 30% since 2023, achieving its Better Buildings Challenge goal and accelerating progress towards its internal net-zero targets. Morehouse hosted DOE officials on a tour of its campus to showcase its comprehensive approach to energy efficiency. 

Morehouse implemented campus-wide LED lighting upgrades, completed HVAC controls upgrades in 11 buildings, installed efficient water fixtures, and more. The school is also deploying fault detection and analytics software campus-wide, in addition to installing electric and water submeters. Morehouse also conducts periodic energy audits and has undertaken building retro-commissioning to further increase efficiency.