The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has recognized the Oregon Institute of Technology (OIT) for boosting its use of clean energy.
Partially funded by the DOE, OIT's Klamath Falls campus has 1.5 MW of newly installed geothermal capacity combined with a 2 MW solar array. OIT boasts the first campus in America to be heated by geothermal energy, part of the Oregon University System's goal of making all seven schools in its system carbon-neutral by 2020.
‘The Department's investments at the Oregon Institute of Technology are another example of how partnerships with academia, industry and the private sector can help cut energy waste and pollution while reducing energy bills,’ says Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz, in a statement. ‘OIT's use of cutting-edge technology and its commitment to a clean energy future help diversify our energy supply while also bringing us closer to the Administration's goal of doubling renewable energy for a second time by 2020.’