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Lamar University Reaches $20,000,000 Energy Savings Milestone

Lamar University has announced a $20 million energy savings milestone as a result of its energy efficiency project with energy and sustainability expert, Schneider Electric. Lamar University achieved this recognition milestone after a 15-year partnership with Schneider Electric. To date, this project has generated $21,276,086 million in energy savings by reducing campus-wide utility consumption by 43 percent or $1.63 million annually.

Back in 2004, the university was struggling with a growing list of deferred maintenance challenges, including equipment failures and outdated technology. To address these issues, the university partnered with Schneider Electric to develop a customized energy efficiency project. The savings came from a wide variety of measures that improved energy efficiency and enhanced the learning environment, including:

·       Replacing HVAC equipment to increase comfort for staff, faculty and students

·       Updating hot water heaters, water fixtures and the chiller plant to increase the life of equipment

·       Installing new energy management systems to decrease staff maintenance time

·       Retrofitting campus lighting for a brighter learning environment

“We are very grateful for our partnership with Schneider Electric that has helped us achieve our energy efficiency goals,” said Alicen Flosi, instructor and director of sustainability at Lamar University.

For more information on how Schneider Electric helps universities tackle their top priorities with energy efficiency, please visit schneider-electric.us/enable.