This past spring, we had the pleasure of earning the opportunity to complete the largest energy efficiency project for Calvin College's CERF program.
The Calvin Energy Recovery Fund (CERF) began in September 2009. CERF is a revolving fund used to improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon dioxide emissions on campus. The energy savings from CERF projects are routed back into the fund for five years after the project payoff-thereby growing the fund to support future projects.
This project involved retrofitting 527 light fixtures, removing 35 obsolete lights and installing occupancy sonsors in classrooms, bathrooms, and offices.
One the most unique aspects to the project was that we completed the entire project in one week's time! Starting and finishing the project during Calvin's Spring Break recess allowed for minimal interuption in the classroom.
- Energy Savings: $13,000 annually
- Consumers Utility Rebate: $7,000
- Payback: less than 4 years
Read all about what Calvin College thought of the project here!