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University Of Delaware Establishes Energy Efficiency Fund

The University of Delaware recently announced the creation of the Revolving Energy Efficiency Fund to support energy efficiency projects across the campus. The goal is to reduce the University’s carbon emissions and operating costs. Potential projects will be identified by the Facilities and Auxiliary Services engineering staff, who will target investments with a payback period of fewer than five years.

The University of Deleware Lighting Retrofit

“Reducing our energy consumption and carbon footprint is an important element of our Path to Prominence,” said David Singleton, vice president of facilities and auxiliary services. “The University’s Energy Efficiency Fund will be an important tool in meeting our goals.”

Their first funded project is for the replacement of outdated lighting systems found in several buildings on campus with new energy-efficient lighting alternatives.

“Lighting is a significant contributor to the University’s carbon footprint, and to its energy bill,” said Anne-Marie Crossan, assistant director, Energy and Operations, and co-chair of the University’s Sustainability Task Force.

The new lighting will meet national lighting standards per the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IESNA), which address lighting levels and energy usage. The new light systems will reduce energy use through a combination of controls for electricity usage and conversion from electricity to available, non-electric light sources.

It is projected that, upon completion in January 2013, the lighting retrofit project will save 935,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity and 542 metric tons of carbon annually.

Source: The University of Delaware


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