Our Commitment

Our agreement with The Ohio State University is designed to conserve energy and further Ohio State’s academic mission.

Supporting Sustainability at Ohio State

We have made specific and meaningful commitments that will help Ohio State become an international leader.

Sustainability leadership

We’re helping Ohio State become an international leader in sustainability through implementation of innovative technologies and ideas.

Energy reduction

We’re helping Ohio State meet its goal of reducing overall energy consumption by a minimum of 25 percent within 10 years. To reach this goal, the partnership is designing a series of interrelated energy conservation projects tailored to Ohio State’s specific needs.

Cost reductions

We’re reducing operating and maintenance costs by ENGIE’s global O&M expertise and through new and improved technologies.

Service reliability

We’re committed to uninterrupted service and occupant comfort in all Columbus campus buildings.

Academic Collaboration

We’ve committed $150 million to support various academic collaboration initiatives including the Energy Advancement and Innovation Center, outside the scope of the Comprehensive Energy Management Project.


Energy conservation collaboration to help the university meet its energy efficiency goals.

Ohio State Energy Partners will collaborate with Ohio State to continuously look for ways to extend energy conservation measures across the entire campus, which the university will approve before implementation. These measures will help the university to meet or exceed its target reductions in overall energy consumption.

Current and Future Energy Efficiency Projects
Smart Meters

A smart meter is a digital communication tool which will monitor, collect and communicate a building’s energy usage in real time. This technology is being installed in over 350 campus buildings and will provide crucial statistics to manage and reduce overall energy consumption.

Indoor Lighting

Building audit teams have started to canvas campus to research the current lighting fixtures installed within specific buildings. Legacy bulbs will be replaced with energy-efficient LED bulbs in a variety of lighting systems.

Outdoor Lighting

A review of the existing outdoor lighting systems is underway. Updating the existing bulbs will provide brighter, more energy-efficient glow, which will also serve as an enhanced safety feature at night.

Reaching our goals

The partnership will propose a series of interrelated energy conservation measures tailored to Ohio State’s specific needs. Future energy conservation measures utilizing the newest technologies will be developed in cooperation with the university.

Minimum of 25% reduction in energy consumption within 10 years.