The Office of Sustainability has developed energy related operational guidelines for the entire MSU community. The set of guidelines are intended to provide a framework for energy conservation measures at MSU. The entire framework can be viewed at this link: Energy Operational Guidelines.

Energy Efficiency

  • The majority of everyday use of energy throughout campus is typically dispersed from sources such as digital devices, lighting. Other uses of energy and emissions are daily operations, construction and etc.
  • Increasing Proficiency- Consistent effort of ways to improve our systems on campus are pursued through innovative ways to decrease the amount of energy usage on campus. MSU has consistently explored ways to reduce our usage on campus through projects such as the advanced energy technologies, re-commissioning efforts, updating our lighting systems, and upgrading/retrofitting the chilled water loops. The university is always researching ways to better operate our research labs on campus to create a less use of energy. Also, the innovative occupancy sensors have been installed throughout campus to alleviate the use of lighting when buildings or rooms are unoccupied.

Renewable Energy

  • Renewable energy, often referred to as clean energy, comes from natural sources or processes that are constantly replenished. For example, sunlight or wind keep shining and blowing, even if their availability depends on time and weather.
  • Solar, Wind, Biomass energy, and Hydroelectric power are all types of Renewable Energy.

MSU Energy Management Plan

The MSU Energy Management Plan has been created to provide continuity between the policies, standards, plans and initiatives that are comprised of energy efficiency and sustainability efforts at the University.  The scope of this plan reaches beyond the Mississippi State University’s main campus and impacts the University’s facilities across the state as well as the facilities of the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES) and the Forest and Wildlife Research Center (FWRC).  This plan identifies the roles that various personnel play in energy management as well as the methods used to reach our efficiency goals.  The management plan also describes the tools used for tracking performance as well as the methods utilized to fund numerous energy conservation measures throughout MSU, MAFES and FWRC facilities. The entire plan can be viewed at this link: Energy Management Plan.