Washington and Lee University (W&L) had a long term goal to become carbon neutral. As a part of the plan, W&L selected Ameresco, Inc. to perform an energy savings performance contract through a competitive bid process. Ameresco was responsible for the development, design, implementation and on-going measurement and verification of this project.
- Energy Efficiency
- Energy Savings Performance Contract
- Guaranteed Energy Savings
- Lighting Retrofit
- Water Conservation
ESPC Energy Project Size
Metric Tons Annual C02 Reduction
Square Feet Facility Size
The overall goal was to reduce the campus’ energy consumption and carbon footprint. Phase I was started in July of 2006 and finished construction in 2008. The project has met and exceeded its energy conservation goals to date.
- Reduces the need for energy from traditional power plants fueled by fossil fuels
- Upgrades to lighting in over 13,470 locations
- Reduces the University’s carbon footprint by 2,787 metric tons of CO2 annually
This project enabled W&L to obtain the widest range of infrastructure improvements funded through savings while improving campus-wide operations and environmental conditions.
The scope of work included a lighting retrofit, water conservation, boiler modifications, steam traps, variable speed drives and pool systems.
- Upgraded lighting included fluorescent, LED, and HID type lamps
- Replaced existing standard flow toilets with low flow models
- Modified lavatory and kitchen faucets with low flow tamper resistant faucet restrictors
- Installed an economizer on Boiler No. 1 and Boiler No. 2 to improve efficiency