Occupancy Sensors in McCombs School of Business

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Year: 2012

Grant Amount: $5,635

With funding from the Green Fee, nine occupancy sensors were installed in select rooms in The McCombs School of Business building. These sensors reduce energy use and increase energy efficiency in the Business School. The project is owned by a student-led team and facilities services.

The sensors turn lights off in rooms when there is no occupancy, and turn them on once people walk in. Each sensors will save an average of $64.06 and 970.56 kilowatts per year. By reducing our energy use, we can lower energy costs as well as lower our emissions as a university!

Excess funds from this project were transferred to the Energy & Water Conservation Program to support installation of LED illumination in the archives collection area, which had an immediate financial impact as well as assisting in the preservation of the valuable materials.

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