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.

As a first step towards achieving campus goals, Ecosystem, in partnership with ENGIE, has developed an Energy Conservation Measures (ECM) Program to assess 11 buildings for EUI reduction in 2021 and 2022. These buildings represent 25% of total campus buildings and account for approximately 33% of total campus energy consumption.

Construction will commence at the end of 2022.

Customized Performance Measures

Heat recovery systems

Controls upgrade

Heating and cooling systems upgrade

Kitchen smart hoods

Optimization of ventilation system

Variable Air Volume (VAV) ventilation

Steam system optimization

Project Period
Energy Use Reduction
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