Energy and Climate

Our campus is a small community with big needs. We house hundreds of students and run numerous buildings for educational, staffing and administrative purposes. In this effort, we are aware that we consume a great deal of energy and impact the local environment. Therefore, we are working to reduce our energy consumption and needs so that we can lessen our impact.

Duke Hall Gets Modern Facelift

An old residence hall on campus got an energy-efficient facelift, thanks to Duke Energy’s Smart Building Advantage (SBA) program. 

Science Center to House Center for Renewable Energy

Construction began in 2012 on a new Science Center that will be constructed with sustainable materials and methods designed to meet LEED Silver certification standards.

JCSU Awarded Grant for Green Refurbishments

The North Carolina State Energy Office announced a request for proposals to increase energy efficiency in the facilities of large nonprofits, companies and organizations, a grant the university submitted a proposal to for funding several critical strategic energy needs on campus.

Meter Monitoring Goes High-Tech to Save Energy

Duke Energy provides a Campus Real-Time Metering service that enables the University to monitor and provide energy usage information from 41 electric meters. The system uses Duke Energy-owned meters and infrastructure, as well as newly installed meters.

Less is More with New Lighting

Three years ago, Johnson C. Smith University made a decision to change out its T12 lamps to T8 lamps throughout campus. The new lamps are the fluorescent equivalent of incandescent light bulbs.