KU Conservation Measures Paying Off Blog News 10/24/2016 Tweet KU’s goal of reducing its energy and natural gas consumption has been met and continues to go down. The 2016 KU Energy Office’s Fiscal Year report shows a savings of over $12,000 in natural gas costs. Even with the new buildings on campus, like the DeBruce Center and Capitol Federal Hall, there was only a small increase in energy costs. Overall, the 2016 utility bill is just around $12 million, making KU successful at meeting their original conservation goal. No related posts.