Buildings and Energy

Buildings and Energy

Buildings and Energy

Millersville University’s buildings are striking—ranging from ornate historic structures such as the Biemesderfer Executive Center to state-of-the-art facilities such as the Zero Energy Lombardo Welcome Center to the new suite-style housing.

Throughout we seek to apply good planning and design procedures to create healthy spaces that have a low environmental impact and that we want to be in and around. 

Zero Energy Lombardo Welcome Center

LombardoThe Lombardo Welcome Center will be Millersville’s first Zero Energy Building, meaning that it will produce as much energy as it consumes over the course of a year. The 14,600 square foot facility will stand as a clear testament of Millersville’s commitment to sustainability and to the goal of pursuing carbon neutrality by 2040.


Campus Energy Dashboard

Millersville University tracks our building energy use very closely, which allows us to identify problems as they occur and to make informed decisions about where to invest in improving building energy efficiency. While much of this happens behind the scenes, we've created a Campus Energy Dashboard that allows faculty, staff, students and the public to see energy use real-time for some of our residence halls and classroom buildings.

We also use the Campus Energy Dashboard during our annual three-week energy conservation campaign ('Ville Unplugged) to see which buildings can save the most energy.

Check out the Campus Energy Dashboard!


Demand Response

DREventHot summer days can stress the electrical grid causing brown-outs or event black-outs. Millersville helps the grid operator respond to high-stress periods by reducing our electricity use.  We need your help during demand response events.  

When notified about a demand response event via email, please:

  • Shut off lights where safe and not in use.
  • Turn off computers, monitors, desktop printers, and appliances when not in use.
  • Use fans thoughtfully.
  • Unplug chargers and other devices when not in use.
  • Close doors and windows in air-conditioned space.

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