Energy End-Use Efficiency Consumption


  • Dr. Bryan Willson: Executive Director of the Energy Institute and Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Dr. Thomas H. Bradley: Associate Professor, Department of Systems Engineering
  • Dr. Sudeep Pasricha: Walter Scott Jr. College of Engineering Endowed Rockwell-Anderson Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • Dr. Daniel B. Olsen: Associate Professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department


As our world moves toward innovative energy practices, one area of focus is that of the spaces we work, live and play. Advanced buildings incorporate green ideas from the foundation up that lead to more efficient and flexible use of energy resources. Advanced Buildings like the Colorado State University Powerhouse Energy Campus are designed with the future in mind. The Powerhouse consists of a state-of-the-art 100,000 square-foot green building that is a model for sustainable building practices and innovative architectural design.


Direct energy consumption includes the use of diesel, electricity, propane, natural gas, and renewable fuels for activities on the farm. Indirect energy consumption includes the use of fuel and feedstock (especially natural gas) in the manufacturing of agricultural chemicals such as fertilizers and pesticides.



Generation / Production

Transmission / Distribution

Conversion /



Techo Economic Analysis


Developing World Access

Human Dimensions

Innovation / Entrepreneurship