Claflin University

At a Glance


College or University

Project Type




Orangeburg, SC

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Annual kWh Savings:

3,800,000 kWh

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Annual CO2 Reductions:

2,600 metric tons


William Emanuel worked on energy efficiency opportunities and sustainability initiatives in Food Services at Claflin University.


William Emanuel was partnered with Claflin University to leverage efficiency opportunities critical to its membership in the President’s Climate Commitment, which it signed in 2011.  


After analyzing actions Claflin considered taking to lower its utility costs, Emanuel confirmed that they were in line with industry standards. Emanuel also worked with faculty, Food Services and the Wellness Committee at Claflin to develop projects focused on sustainability and health, such as a color coding system for food to reduce obesity on campus.

Potential Impact

By managing demand charges, power factors and rate schedules in six of its buildings, Claflin could save $300,000, over 2,600 metric tons of carbon dioxide and over 3.8 million kilowatt hours of electricity every year.


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