Missouri Western State University recently launched a significant campus-wide efficiency project to reduce energy consumption and decrease its carbon footprint while making a significant improvement to the learning environment. All of the improvements are anticipated to be complete by early 2016.
Schneider Electric is partnering with Missouri Western State University to help make smart investments to reduce their consumption, save money, and use those savings to improve the environmental performance of their buildings across 24 facilities.
Schneider Electric will incorporate a variety of energy efficiency upgrades to enhance classroom and building comfort while reducing energy consumption through:
Lighting retrofits and occupancy controls
Campus-wide intelligent building automation system
Centrally controlled HVAC systems to optimize energy and operational efficiencies
Improved classroom comfort
Newly installed building sub-metering
Domestic water fixture retrofits and modifications to conserve water and reduce sewage
Various building envelope improvements
What buildings are included?
Baker Family Fitness Center
Driffon Indoor Sports Complex
Griffon Spring Sports Complex
Physical Plant Office
Check out the MWSU Construction Timeline to learn more about the project details and infrastructure enhancement managed by Schneider Electric.
How much does it cost and how much will Missouri Western State University save?
This $5 million project is being funded with an energy savings performance contract. By managing and optimizing energy use, higher education institutions can leverage energy and operational savings to support strategic educational objectives.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, energy efficient schools can lower their annual operating costs by up to 30 percent. As increasing energy costs continue to consume annual operating budgets, cash-strapped schools have found improving the performance of their schools facilities an innovative way to free up funds to help pay for building improvements and other upgrades that enhance the learning environment.
Missouri Western State University is expected to save nearly $400,000 annually in energy costs savings annually over 15 years. That savings will initially be dedicated to paying off the cost of the improvements. Additionally, by replacing aging infrastructure, Missouri Western University will
reduce its deferred maintenance backlog across its building, lighting, water and mechanical systems for decades to come.
Environmentally, the savings also will be substantial. The combined amount of electricity and natural gas saved 5,664,280 kilowatt hours per year and 120,506 therms per year, and will eliminate 4,481 metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere. That's the same emissions as:
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Environmentally, the savings will also be substantial. The combined amount of electricity and natural gas saved 5,664,280 kilowatt hours per year and 120,506 therms per year, and will eliminate 4,481 metric tons of CO2 from the atmosphere.