Energy Efficiency, Sourcing Renewables - February 28, 2020
University of Dayton receives $1.2M in energy efficiency rebates
University of Dayton received a total of $1.2 million in energy efficiency rebates through projects that improve the sustainability of the Ohio campus and expects to save more than $400,000 annually as a result of these projects.
The university received the rebates from the Dayton Power and Light Company that will go toward LED lighting, smart thermostats, HVAC improvements and system controls to optimize heating and cooling across campus. In addition to saving money, they expect to save 6.8 million kWh per year in energy use.
"We are extremely appreciative of DP&L's support in implementing many of these energy-efficient initiatives that have resulted in these rebates. We'll invest these rebates back into our Green Revolving Fund, which supports additional energy-saving improvements on campus, sustainability-related research and hands-on learning opportunities for students," University of Dayton President Eric Spina said in a statement. "This is truly a campuswide achievement. We don't achieve these rebates without a campuswide sharing of our vision to be good stewards of our environment and priorities to advance sustainability on our campus and in our community."
The breakdown of the $1.2 million rebate includes $526,000 for 129 lighting and controls projects, $493,000 for six projects to optimize heating and cooling systems and $224,000 for 33 other miscellaneous projects.