La Salle University Reduces Energy Usage 20%

September 11, 2014 By Linda Hardesty

Siemens-Energy-ManageSiemens Industry’s Building Technologies Division will perform energy efficiency upgrades that are expected to help La Salle University in Philadelphia reduce its energy consumption by nearly 20 percent annually.

The private Catholic university has been challenged with deferred maintenance issues and high energy usage and costs. Rising water costs have also become a concern and are projected to increase an average of 5.5 percent each year over the next three years.

The energy savings performance contract (ESPC) project scope includes a centralized building automation system, HVAC infrastructure and building envelope improvements, lighting and water conservation upgrades, smart classroom renovations and Siemens Sustainability Education program.

The university will also receive incentives in excess of $250,000 from PECO, an Exelon company, through the PA Act 129 legislation. Work began in the summer and is expected to last 15 months.

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