Put Your Campus on the Path to a Sustainable Future

Higher education is one of the largest and most energy intensive parts of the U.S. economy. It’s not unusual for electricity to be one of the largest operating costs and represent half or more of total greenhouse gas footprint for a typical college or university. Thus, making significant headway on carbon reduction-related sustainability goals requires finding and securing renewable energy sources capable of replacing traditional grid-sourced power supplies in a smart, meaningful and cost-effective way.

CFR is at the forefront of this transformation, having enabled more than 100 megawatts of new renewable energy capacity for higher education clients over the last five years. We were one of the first to recognize that large customers were serious about making the shift to renewable energy and needed help securing the most attractive mix of on- and off-site solutions. We are committed to helping higher education institutions implement strategies and solutions that maximize the economic and environmental value of large-scale renewable energy, and making them a growing part of their energy portfolio.

Large-Scale Renewables: The Next Chapter in Higher Education Sustainability Leadership

Sharing the Load: Aggregating Renewable Energy Purchases with Others

Webinar with AASHE and MIT

Large-Scale Renewables: The Next Chapter in Higher Education Sustainability Leadership

Webinar with Second Nature

This large-scale offsite renewable energy calculator will estimate the financial and emissions impact of procuring large scale offsite renewable energy to offset your electricity usage at a site or group of sites within a single state.

In addition to cost and environmental benefits, procuring renewable energy can both be a key in reducing your organization’s exposure to electricity price risk and support other initiatives such as sustainability goals or research.

If you would like to discuss how renewable energy can mitigate electricity price risk, offer other benefits, be integrated with your existing grid power purchases or fit into an international procurement strategy, please contact us.

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Capital Partners Solar Project is an innovative renewable energy project that will provide solar power to the George Washington University (GW), American University (AU) and the George Washington University Hospital (GWUH). It is comprised of 54 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) power.

 


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Michigan State University is outfitting five of its parking lots with solar panel parking bays, creating the largest solar project in the state. The solar array is expected to generate 10 MW of power, roughly 1/6 the amount used on campus during peak hours.

 



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Capital Partners Solar Project is an innovative renewable energy project that will provide solar power to the George Washington University (GW), American University (AU) and the George Washington University Hospital (GWUH). It is comprised of 54 megawatts (MW) of solar photovoltaic (PV) power.

CFR-Enabled renewable megawatts in higher education

  • MSU (11 MW)
  • AU (13 MW)
  • GWU (37 MW)
  • MIT (44 MW)
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