Energy Management Department

The primary function of the Energy Management Department at The Links Box Link to Campus Energy Policy Link to Energy Check List Link to Energy News Link to Energy News University of Alabama is to ensure that the University manages its utilities as effectively as possible. Our objective is to contribute to the financial stability of the University by efficiently managing the University’s energy use, while maintaining a quality environment that is conducive to work and study. Performance goals are established that reduce the consumption of energy and promote continuous improvement. The performance goal target is to reduce the normalized energy consumption per square foot of campus building space by 2 percent per year thru 2020.  
Primary functions of the Energy Department include:

  • Promote UA’s energy management program with faculty, staff, and students.
  • Implement various energy reduction projects.
  • Develop long term energy strategies than lessen the impact that energy consumption has on the University; both financially and environmentally.
  • Monitor building systems to ensure efficient operation.
  • Provide technical review of campus construction projects to ensure energy efficiency
  • Review building occupancy patterns and develop schedules.
  • Act as a liaison to the utility supply companies.
  • Collect, analyze, and report energy data.

Total Utility Cost for Fiscal Year 2015 -- $24,040,178
Electrical Cost : $ 15,191,730
Natural Gas Cost : $ 2,254,346
Water and Sewer : $2,101,663

To report energy waste or suggest energy savingĀ 
measures/project, email UA Energy Manager,
Donnie Grill atĀ

Campus Energy Department Directory




Greg McKelvey

Executive Director, Maintenance Operations & Energy Management


Al Crawford

Maintenance Engineer


Donnie Grill

Energy Engineer


Fred Johnson

Senior Energy Systems Technician


Trey Collier

Meter Technician


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