On average, the college uses 83,300 British Thermal Units per gross sqft. This is 31.1% less than the Association of Physical Plant Administrators (APPA) average for a higher education facility of 121,000 kBTU/gsf
Total water usage in 2014 was 70,588,162 gallons, a 23.4% reduction from 2008 levels. Potable water usage in 2014 totaled 44,454,530 gallons, an 8.2% reduction from 2008, and averaged to 17,644 gallons per weighted campus user, a 14.6% reduction
from 2008 levels.
In an upgrade to housing facilities, the Western Ridge Apartments and Bemis Hall have been outfitted with LED lighting.
By installing Verismic PC power management software in all computer labs on campus, ITS estimates a 70% reduction in energy usage by lab computers.
In 2015, 325 new showerheads with a flow rate of 1.5g/m (gallons per minute) were installed, replacing fixtures with flow rates varying from 2 to 2.5g/m.
Wastewater from campus is treated with UV light by Colorado Springs Utilities instead of gaseous chlorine and exceeds permit requirements before its release into water bodies.