American University reached its goal
set in 2011 to reduce its energy
nanotechnology labs, are working to
consumption by one third. “Under the
find ways to create “smart energy” to
guidance of the University energy
conservation team, this goal was
achieved in only two years, reducing
(Researchers Use Sunlight).
the amount of energy used by 35
help in sustaining energy by using
million kilowatt hours annually and
nanomaterials to collect
saving the University an estimated $2
consumption and then turn this solar
reduction in the utilities budget.” (1/3
energy into the clean fuel Hydrogen.
Energy Reduction). AUC researchers
are also helping in sustaining energy.