Morehouse College

Morehouse College

Founded in 1867, Morehouse College is the only private historically black liberal arts college for men. The College's mission emphasizes the intellectual and character development of its students and has alumni representing over 40 states and 14 countries. The campus spans more than 60 acres with facilities comprising just over 1.6 million square feet. Morehouse created an energy management program in June, 2017 to achieve it's sustainability goals. This involved developing an energy management policy, modernizing building management systems, and installing LEDs campus-wide resulting in a site EUI reduction from 131 to 104 kBtu/sq. ft. in its first year.

Within Morehouse College’s strategic plan is a section on capital preeminence that includes a goal of developing world-class infrastructure. One of the initiatives is a “focus on environmentally friendly, sustainable options that promote energy efficiency, are flexible and capable of being repurposed.” This goal along with Morehouse’s commitment to become net-zero ties into the Better Buildings Challenges of improving energy efficiency. With every new HVAC upgrade Morehouse is looking at more innovative designs; such as fan walls instead of single air handler units. Morehouse is installing fault detection and analytics campus wide along with electric and water sub-meters. These installations will alert Morehouse to utility spikes instantaneously. The submeters will also allow the college to better track the EUIs of individual buildings that fall on the campus’ electrical loop. Morehouse College has also identified roofs that will be ideal for renewable energy projects in the future.

Buildings Challenge Commitment
1.6Million Square Feet
Energy Goals
30%Reduction in Energy Intensity
Progress
36%Cumulative (vs. Baseline)