UC Window Film

installation of window film in the UC

UC Window Film

Spring 2015 - Energy

Project Overview

As part of our American College and University President’s Climate commitment the UCCS is committed to reducing our energy and carbon reductions. Heating and cooling is a substantial source of our energy use. (Both in terms of electricity and natural gas) In 2014 we have saw an average use of 53933 kWh of electricity usage per month for the University Center at a cost averaging around $5187.14 per month. In addition to electricity usage the average natural gas use should be accounted for in relation to heating. On average this building uses 2024.50 CCF of natural gas per month at a cost averaging around $1202.92 per month. (Both use and cost vary substantially based on month and market forces) In terms of CO2 the building has produced around 986,713lbs for 2014. In order to reduce the carbon footprint, energy intensity, and thermal comfort of students in the University Center Atrium we conducted a window film pilot installation on the University Center Atrium.

This project included input from the Green Action Fund, Office of Sustainability, Auxiliary Services, Facilities and the University Center. During selection of window film interested parties agreed upon installation of Huper Optik Therm X-70 window film.