Energy Conservation Project
The Energy Performance Contract (EPC) project is progressing well. The project is on schedule and tracking under budget. At this point we have been in most buildings. Thanks to all of you for helping us move though your buildings. The water conservation measures will be completed by the end of this week. To date, we have completed 1,284 of the 1,319 water conservation measures planed to be installed. The water conservation measures include: low-flow water closets, low-flow flush devices, sink pedal valves, low-flow shower heads, water saving faucet attachments, and ice machine water efficiency devices.
The energy efficient lighting conversions measures are also moving forward. Many of you are enjoying the new lights that have been installed across campus; the new fixtures provide better light and use half the electricity as compared to the old fixtures that were removed. We have replaced / retrofitted 4,400 lighting fixtures out of the 11,046 fixtures planed to be replaced / retrofitted. Our attention is now turning towards the dorms. We will move through the building as they are available, as before, I will provide a detailed building work schedule for your area before we move into your building.
The goal of the project is to conserve energy. We anticipate a 30 percent reduction in our energy consumption. This is a reduction in our carbon footprint by 10,785 metric tons or a reduction in electricity usage compared to powering 935 homes annually. This project will allow us to improve buildings and reduce energy consumption. Thanks so much for all your help as we move forward on the project.
The expected total project duration is 15 months. In most buildings, we will be out of your area in a couple of days. If you have, any questions or comments feel free to contact me.