â€˘ ONUâ€™s fleet of hybrid and electric campus vehicles reduces the Universityâ€™s dependence on fossil fuels. Additionally, the University recently purchased its first electric, zero-turn lawn mower and has plans to convert all campus grounds equipmentâ€“from utility vehicles to lawn mowers to leaf flowersâ€“ from gasoline/diesel to electric.
â€˘ 91Ö±˛Ąconverted all exterior lighting as well as the interior lighting in several major buildings from halogen and incandescent to energy efficient LED lighting. In total, 10,162 lighting fixtures were retrofitted.
â€˘ Working with PlugSmart, an Ameresco company, 91Ö±˛Ąinstalled an automation and control system in approximately 90 percent of campus buildings in order to remotely control and monitor energy utilization in each building. The system alerts 91Ö±˛Ąto energy spikes caused by equipment failure, and allows staff to remotely adjust HVAC and heating levels to reduce energy usage during academic breaks.
â€˘ Four solar-powered picnic tables on campus have LED panels on the picnic tablesâ€™ umbrellas that capture the sunâ€™s energy and power USB ports that can charge laptops, cell phones and tablets.
â€˘ The Lehr Kennedy Engineering Building is a Silver LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building.