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Energy Performance Contract

 

Saving Money, Reducing Emissions

In 2014, BSU entered into an Energy Performance Contract (EPC) with Johnson Controls, Inc (JCI) for the period 2014 through 2028. An EPC is an agreement entered into with an energy consultant that provides customers with a comprehensive set of energy efficiency, renewable energy and distributed generation measures that are meant to reduce energy and cost savings over time accompanied by a guarantee that the savings produced by the project/s will be sufficient to finance the full cost of the project.The contract guarantees a minimum of $7.4 million in cost savings. At the end of Year 7, we have saved over $4 million.

JCI installed several improvement measures and innovations throughout the campus including:

· Energy efficient lighting that turns off when spaces are unoccupied

· Water conservation devices, including low-flow toilets and faucet aerators

· Tighter insulation of the building envelope

· Power conservation of computers, vending machine and other devices

· Electric sub-metering

· HVAC equipment upgrades to deliver more precise control of temperature, airflow, humidity and other comfort factors


Total Reduced Emissions Equivalencies by the End of FY 2021/Year 7

  •  

     326,788 Seedlings

    Carbon Dioxide sequestered by 326,788 tree seedlings grown for 10 years in an urban scenario

  •  

     10,361 Acres

    Carbon Dioxide sequestered by 10,361 acres of pine or fir forests

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    2,944 Vehicles

    Carbon dioxide emissions from 2,944 passenger vehicles

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    34,073 Barrels

    Carbon dioxide emissions from 34,073 barrels of oil consumed

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    1,358 Homes

    Carbon dioxide emissions from the energy use of 1,358 homes for one year

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     76 Railcars

    Carbon dioxide emissions from burning 76 railcars worth of coal