Georgetown University Campus
Higher Education

ENGIE @ Georgetown University

  • EUI reduction
  • GHG reduction
  • Improved efficiency
  • Simplified operations and maintenance
  • Improved occupant comfort

EUI reduction to cut emissions and maximize ROI

Founded in 1789, Georgetown University is a major international research university. Located in Washington, DC, the university has more than 12,000 undergraduate and graduate students and 46 buildings on its main campus.

With aging assets and infrastructure, Georgetown needed to address its asset renewal needs within budget while maximizing ROI and reducing future carbon emissions, leading toward a net-zero campus. To do so within the allocated budget, the university set an energy use intensity (EUI) reduction target of at least 35%, with the potential to increase savings with a campus-wide steam to hot water conversion, renewable energy sources (solar thermal and solar PV), and additional capital improvements.

In partnership with ENGIE, Ecosystem has undertaken a series of energy-saving projects developed each year as part of the BESO (Building Energy System Optimization) initiative. Construction began in 2023 and will take several years to complete. Once implemented, the measures will reduce the energy consumption of buildings by an average of 43%.

Customized Performance Measures

Heat recovery chiller

Control system upgrade

Heating & cooling system upgrades

Kitchen and laboratory smart hoods

Autoclave conversion

Ventilation optimization

Steam-to-hot water conversion

Steam network optimization

 Thermal storage optimization

Presence detection

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Projected Investment
Energy Use Reduction
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A Partner for Your Decarbonization and Energy Initiatives Higher education is challenging the status quo with ambitious goals around asset renewal, GHG reduction, resiliency, and OPEX savings. To achieve these goals,  forward-looking campuses are taking action to advance the energy transition, demonstrating a resolute commitment to carbon neutrality and the…
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