Skip NavigationView Sitemap
Higher Education

Higher Education

Higher Education

Higher education is one of the largest and most energy and water intensive parts of the U.S. economy. It’s not unusual for electricity or water to be the largest operating cost. Energy alone can represent 50% or more of the total greenhouse gas footprint for a typical college or university. Making significant headway on carbon-reduction and water sustainability goals requires finding and securing solutions that can replace traditionally sourced power and water in a smart, meaningful, and cost-effective way.

CFR is at the forefront of this transformation, having served over fifteen leading higher education clients on renewables and energy strategy over the last nine years. We were one of the first to recognize that schools were serious about making the shift to renewable energy and needed help securing the most attractive mix of on- and off-site solutions. 

Higher-education institutions looking to transition to renewables often must also contend with existing onsite generation infrastructure, including distributed rooftop solar and cogeneration plants. CFR has worked with leading colleges and universities to develop campus strategies that optimize the integration of new on-and offsite renewables with existing campus infrastructure, as well as typical utility electric supply. CFR’s strategies also work to reconcile the complexities of an on-campus infrastructure system and project economics with equally critical considerations like campus culture, regulatory constraints, environmental impact, and other social factors.

We are committed to helping higher education institutions implement strategies and solutions that maximize the economic and environmental value of renewable energy and resilient water. Every solution is an important part of each higher education institution's sustainability strategy.

Sharing the Load: Aggregating Renewable Energy Purchases with Others

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

(240) 449-3013
Back to top