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Commercial Energy Efficiency
Shunsuke Numata spent his summer as an EDF Climate Corps fellow at CA Technologies, headquartered in Islandia, New York. CA Technologies is one of the largest IT solution companies, globally operating 134 offices including four data centers.
While CA Technologies has successfully reduced its energy usage in the past four years by implementing various practices, Numata identified several opportunities to reduce the electricity usage further.
One is to designate a parking garage and a parking lot as second-shift parking for employees who work after hours in the Islandia headquarters and shut down the other unused parking lots overnight. By doing so, the lights can be turned off, saving significant energy consumption. One other example is the change in the internal lighting schedule for the fitness center in the Islandia headquarters. It is currently open 24/7; however, he pointed out that over 99 percent of employees use it in the daytime. By closing the fitness center from 11pm to 5am, the energy consumption by the lighting and the air conditioning can be avoided.
Numata’s analysis showed that if CA Technologies implements these projects, it could save 499,000 kWh each year, $36,000 and approximately 349 metric tons of CO2 emissions annually.