News Category: power-plant

Energy Stars Cut 20% from Campus Energy Use

July 9, 2018

In a mere six years—and despite the addition of millions of square feet of new construction at The University of Texas at Austin—a small team of employees has slashed annual energy consumption in buildings by 20%, saving a cumulative $17,270,928.

In the News: Powering the Forty Acres

June 28, 2018

The Alcalde looks at how natural gas powers UT Austin since the university has its own award-winning and efficient Hal Weaver Power Plant.

In the News: Juan Ontiveros Receives Robert W. Galvin Award

Dec. 1, 2015

On Nov. 19, 2015, Juan Ontiveros, Associate Vice President for Utilities, Energy, and Facilities for the University of Texas at Austin became the first individual to be awarded the Robert W. Galvin Award for PEER (Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal). Since he started at UT Austin, Ontiveros applied systematic methods that allowed UT Austin to become one of the first PEER-certified projects and the only certified college campus.