What is the average annual building energy use and cost at Mason?

Posted: January 23, 2018 at 12:20 pm, Last Updated: February 2, 2018 at 10:27 am

Mason spends about $9 to $10 million in energy costs every year for buildings at all campuses. In general, academic buildings account for about 40% of this energy usage, while auxiliary buildings (student centers, athletics, parking) accounts for about 40%, and housing about 20%.  The Fairfax campus consumes 78% of Mason’s energy, the Science and Technology campus consumes 21%, while Arlington campus consumes about one percent of Mason’s energy.

For fiscal year 2017 (July 2016 through June 2017), Mason energy-use cost $9.7 million for 805,684 MMBTU. For even more specific information, please email facilq@gmu.edu and provide at least 2 weeks for us to collect detailed data.

Write to Margaret Lo at mlo@gmu.edu