At a Glance
Internet, Software, Hardware and Technology Services
Commercial Energy Efficiency
Annual CO2 Reductions:
1,710 metric tons
Rama Murugan worked on a virtualization and relocation project and many lighting projects.
Rama Murugan enjoyed her summer looking for energy efficiency opportunities at CA Technologies, headquartered in Islandia, NY. CA Technologies is a Fortune 500 IT management software and solutions company with expertise across all IT environments. Murugan is a business student and graduate assistant at Penn State University, Smeal College of Business.
Murugan helped identify several energy efficiency opportunities that would make a positive impact on the bottom line of the company. CA Technologies was already thinking about a virtualization and relocation project when Murugan collaborated with different business units to build a stronger business case. Murugan worked on many sustainability initiatives in the summer and the major energy efficiency projects included a virtualization and relocation project and many lighting projects.
Overall, Murugan helped identify projects that would produce a net reduction of 1710 metric tons of carbon emissions. The virtualization and relocation project has a projected annual savings of $1.24 million and a payback period of less than one year. The various lighting projects are all low cost/no cost projects which could save $150,000 annually for the company.