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Concordia College To Save $100,000 Per Year with Efficiency Upgrades
- By Mike Hohenbrink
Bronxville-based Concordia College has made energy efficiency upgrades designed to save the school nearly $100,000 per year.
Improvements at the four-year liberal arts institution included the installation of energy efficient lighting, heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems.
Funded in part through $213,000 in incentives offered through Con Edison's Commercial and Industrial (C&I) Energy Efficiency Program and installed by Johnson Controls, the upgrades include fluorescent lighting and occupancy sensors in the gym, insulated pipes, and new boilers.
As a result, the school will reduce carbon emissions by 388 metric tons each year, reduce its electricity consumption by 550,000 kilowatt hours, and reduce its natural gas consumption by 6,700 therms.
Through the C&I program, Con Edison has awarded more than $7 million to more than 800 customers that have taken part in the effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For its part, Concordia College's efforts are equivalent to removing over 76 vehicles from the roadways every year, according to information provided by Con Edison.
"We're pleased to be part of this major energy conservation project with Con Edison," said Dr. Viji George, president of Concordia College. "Since the first phase of the energy savings program at Concordia was completed, our campus has become more green and energy efficient. We plan on continuing these conservation efforts in the future."
Located approximately 30 miles outside of New York City and founded in 1881, Concordia College currently serves more than 700 students. More information is available at concordia-ny.edu.
More information about the Con Edison's sustainability efforts is available at coned.com/greenteam.