Stanford University: The Building Energy Retrofit Programs

Author: Emily Flynn
Published: August 2011

Description: Stanford University’s Energy Retrofit Program was created in 1993 to target resource reduction and conservation focused projects on campus. Fahmida Ahmed, Associate Director of the Department of Sustainability and Energy Management, says that Stanford has been investing in sustainability and energy-efficiency since the late 1970s, longer than many colleges and universities in the United States. In keeping with that tradition, Stanford University’s President John Hennessey highlights sustainability as a core value of the institution, and the campus operates two green revolving funds.