University Power Plant

UI Main Energy Plant

Utilities & Energy Management

energy production

Energy management begins with a focus on reliable and renewable energy to produce the most efficient and environmentally-friendly facilities. These plants offer reliable energy to high sensitivity customers such as The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (UIHC) and the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine (CCOM).



energy monitoring tools

The University of Iowa utilizes a variety of energy monitoring tools, processes and programs to provide real-time predictions of energy consumption and trends, and to identify opportunities for energy efficiency improvements and reduction of costs.




Energy Management

Through focusing on reliable and renewable energy, the University has employed energy conservation efforts, built LEED facilities, modernized aged building systems, and nurtured a culture of conservation.

Some of the strategies include:

  • Updating building design standards to lower the impact of growth
  • Pursuing aggressive energy conservation opportunities
  • Upgrading Building HVAC systems to employing more energy efficient designs