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Energy basics

We’ve pulled together some general information related to the basics of energy management.

  • Air handling units [PDF] – This presentation explains the behind-the-scenes of the heating and cooling systems in your classrooms and ways we are working to reduce the amount of electricity used.
  • Electricity 101 [PDF] – This presentation explains the components and properties behind electrical power, featuring information and explanations from the distribution to types, and even how you can reduce.
  • Lighting [PDF] – This presentation describes the types of lighting and their uses around campus.
  • Solar Renewable Project [PDF] – This project renews VCU’s commitment to address global warming by working to neutralize greenhouse gas emissions on campus.
  • Steam systems [PDF] – This presentation explains steam and its uses at VCU.
  • Thermodynamics [PDF] – This presentation defines thermodynamics and how it is applied to heating and cooling large buildings.