Albion College has aggressively pursued energy conservation measures since the 1980s. The list below details improvements from the past three years.
- All academic, administrative, and residential buildings on the central plant system are controlled through the Siemens Building Automation System for maximum energy efficiency.
- Kresge Hall has a heat recovery system to maximize energy efficiency in a building which requires 100% makeup air.
- Whitehouse Hall, Seaton Hall, and Baldwin Hall have all recently been refitted with thermal pane windows to maximize energy efficiency.
- All residence halls are now fully equipped with energy-efficient washers and dryers.
- During academic break periods, buildings are closed, equipment shut down, and temperatures lowered to reduce energy consumption.
- Boilers in the central plant have been replaced with more efficient Cleaver Brooks boilers, complete with digital control and monitoring systems.
- A project has begun to install VFDs (variable frequency drives) on major pumps and air-handling units.
- All building transformers and switch gear have been certified as PCB-free.