Energy

Friday Night Lights

Friday Night Lights is a volunteer program created to reduce energy waste from lights being left on over the weekend across campus. Volunteers spend an hour going from room to room in the larger and potentially more impactful buildings on campus including. In their first season beginning in October of 2013, Friday Night Lights engaged 242 volunteers over 8 weeks and turned off 15,320 light bulbs. Since then, over 1,900 volunteers have turned off over 149,624 lamps to prevent wasting energy for the entire weekend.

Friday Night Lights is a great program that reduces energy waste, saves Purdue University money and engages the community in working toward sustainability.

Volunteer to help save energy and get a free doughnut in the process by clicking here!

Wade Utility Plant

The Purdue University West Lafayette campus benefits from a co-generation system (combined heat and power system) that utilizes steam not only to provide heat to facilities but also to generate electricity and the chilled water that is used to cool facilities.

More information about the Wade Utility Plant is available on the Physical Facilities website.


Visit the Sustainability Master Plan Energy webpage to learn more about our goals related to energy.

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