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Commercial Energy Efficiency, Engagement and Behavior Change, Industrial Energy Efficiency
Lincoln University, PA
Sarah Grannemann recommended lighting retrofits, behavior change initiatives and other low-cost projects to reduce Lincoln University's energy use.
Sarah Grannemann, an EDF Climate Corps fellow at The Lincoln University, was tasked with recommending low-cost, high-impact projects that could reduce Lincoln’s energy use and save money.
After talking with faculty, staff, students and vendors on campus, Grannemann identified five projects that are very likely to be implemented due to their short payback periods and relative ease of execution. She recommended that Lincoln replace T12 and T8 lamps with reduced wattage (28-watt) T8 lamps and to de-lamp ten percent of the fluorescent bulbs where possible. She also recommended replacing five heat exchangers on campus. Grannemann also identified the opportunity for Lincoln to further use its energy management system through implementation of a new temperature set-point policy and closure of several lightly used buildings during summer break. Additionally, Grannemann suggested additional opportunities for students, staff and faculty to be more involved in implementing and learning from energy efficiency and sustainability projects at Lincoln. Grannemann’s analysis projected estimated savings of more than 2 million kilowatt hours annually.
When fully implemented, these projects could save Lincoln over $572,000 in net operating costs and avoid over 1,500 metric tons of carbon emissions.