Columbia University Saves $700,000 a Year Via Energy Efficiency
Con Edison’s Green Team has helped Columbia University save more than $700,000 a year in energy costs through upgrades to the school’s water-chilling system.
The university received $469,000 in incentives through Con Edison’s Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Program to offset part of the project’s $2.25 million cost. The upgrade will reduce electricity usage at Columbia’s campus in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood by 3.5 million kWh a year. The school will recoup its investment in just over two years.
The project, a key part of Columbia’s campaign to reduce its energy consumption, consisted of installing a comprehensive network of controls, metering, hardware, programming software, and other upgrades to the school’s chilled water system.
Columbia selected Johnson Controls and Optimum Energy to install the new equipment.
The new metering equipment and programming software allow the University to closely measure and control energy use within the chiller plant.
- 2014 Environmental Leader Product and Project Awards
- 6 Steps from Getting the Most From Every Lighting Retrofit
- Trends in Energy Management: Where Should Your Next Investment Be?
- Act Local, Think Global: To Drive Agrifood Supply Chain Sustainability
- The Business Case for Corporate Sustainability Tools
- Energy Efficiency Ratings: Benchmarks that Drive Excellence in Building Design & Operations
- The CFO and the Sustainability Reporting Chain
- Essential Guide to Lighting Retrofits and Upgrades
- Guide to Energy, Carbon and Environmental Software
- How "Fixed" is the Fixed Price Product?
- Energy Efficiency Requires Engineering Efficiency
- Integrated Building Optimization: A Crucial Convergence of Demand-side and Supply-Side Energy Management Strategies
- Driving Productivity and Profit with Industrial Energy Management
- Energy Procurement in 2014: Products & Programs to Optimize Savings
- BUYING STRATEGIES IN A VOLATILE MARKET: What Businesses Need to Know about Retail Electricity Procurement