Environmental Benefits

Environmental Benefits Resulting from Phase 1

In recent years, research has shown that there is a direct correlation between carbon emissions and negative environmental consequences.  The largest contributor to carbon emissions is undoubtedly energy production and consumption.

In addition to energy savings and equipment upgrades, another important aspect of this project is the significant environmental benefit.  Through the implementation this Energy Savings Performance Contracting Project, the University of Louisville will reduce its ANNUAL energy and utility consumption as follows:

21,044,900 kWh of Electricity

55,114 Thousand Cubic Feet of Natural Gas

19,942,316 Gallons of Water (26,659 Hundred Cubic Feet)

3,294,000 Pounds of Coal (1,647 tons)

This reduction in energy consumption provided the following environmental benefits:

Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions

-55,375,000 lbs. of carbon dioxide (CO2)

-88,900 lbs. of nitrogen oxide (NOx)

-247, 400 lbs. of sulfur dioxide (SO2)


Equivalent Annual Reductions

-4,600 cars removed from the road or

-177 acres of forest preserved, or

-133 rail cars of coal not consumed