Wesleyan has reduced electric consumption by 4.5 percent over the past year, despite the addition of new buildings. The University's athletic center now runs on 100 percent renewable energy, and the University's energy conservation efforts have lowered its emissions to below 1990 levels. For example, natural gas consumed at the power plant has been reduced by 178,744 CCF. The University's initiatives qualified the town of Middletown to be a "Clean Energy Community," and the town was awarded with a larger solar array. Additionally, a new 2,490 kilowatt cogeneration system should be installed within in the next two years.