Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011
As Salem College celebrates 240 years of sustainability, we continue our dedication to preserving the environment by becoming an Earthwise campus. In partnership with Brady Trane Energy, the campus is implementing a series of Earthwise Campus Energy Conservation Opportunities (energy saving upgrades) that will significantly reduce our impact on the environment. These upgrades include:
Steam Plant Upgrades
By upgrading our steam plant system, the campus will create an environmental impact equivalent to removing 55 cars from the highway and a reduction in CO2 emissions equivalent to that generated from the electricity use of 29 homes for one year.
By replacing incandescent light bulbs with CFL bulbs and installing motion sensors, the campus will significantly reduce its energy use by an estimated 729,000 kWh which is equivalent to removing 100 passenger vehicles from the highway and a reduction in CO2 emissions equivalent to that generated from the electricity use of 63 homes for one year.
Plumbing upgrades will significantly reduce campus water consumption at an estimated 3.6 million gallons per year.
Fine Arts Center HVAC Equipment and Digital Controls Upgrades
HVAC and controls upgrades will allow for more energy-efficient heating and cooling at an estimated annual savings of 121,000 kWh which is equivalent to removing 19 passenger vehicles from the highway.
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