Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Carolina Wins Energy Award

The Association of Energy Engineers’ 2012 Region II Energy Award recognized the achievements of the University’s Energy Conservation Measures (ECM) program, which has resulted in avoided energy costs of $11.4 million over a two and a half year period. The program avoided the costs by cutting energy use by 24.5% and through accumulated savings of 212.75 GWh of power, 69,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide and 44.4 million gallons of water. The ECM program includes seven specific conservation measures that focus on the reduction of the campus’ energy use and carbon footprint, such as reducing or eliminating the heating or cooling of spaces during unoccupied times and establishing appropriate temperature standards for facilities. Read more »