More than 100 universities have partnered with OpTerra to design and deliver energy programs that free up millions for campus initiatives that support student success.
Emissions Down, Cash Flow Up
University of Utah
University of Utah President, Michael Young, dedicating the new, energy efficiency upgrades.
“From the start, OpTerra was a true partner and always put the University’s needs first.”
- $63MM in savings over 17 years
- 81 buildings modernized
- Reduced carbon footprint to support University’s Climate Action Plan
- Improved reliability of university-wide facilities with no disruption to campus services
OpTerra has helped transform the University of Utah into one of the most sustainable colleges in the U.S. The campus now has three cutting edge utility plants and almost a third of buildings have been modernized to high sustainability standards, bringing millions of dollars in savings to the University.Learn more.
Whole Systems Thinking
Our strategies to reduce operating and capital expenses reach beyond energy. Through financing expertise, school modernization, and infrastructure improvements, we help generate savings to fund what’s most important to you.
Keep Students Engaged
Model a sustainable future and show students how to build one through hands-on interaction with the energy technology.
Drive Workforce Development
Uncover clear paths to future careers through mentorships, hands-on work experience, and exposure to emerging technologies.
Improve the Learning Environment
Optimize performance in terms of cost, productivity, and student experience across all types of buildings.
Partner to actively change attitudes, behaviors, and actions in order to produce meaningful impact.
Publicize your success and attract positive press through community strategies that are included with the energy program.
Engage the Community
Mobilize local resources and provide avenues for students, staff, leadership, and community stakeholders to grow and sustain networks.
Generate savings through financing expertise, campus modernization, and infrastructure improvements.
With a large network of grant specialists and resourceful whole systems thinkers, capturing funding becomes less daunting.