Project: County-Wide Initiative
Project Cost: $ 3,991,796
Annual Energy Savings: $503,587
Cumberland County

Metro Energy was retained by Cumberland County as its energy consultant. Metro Energy was tasked with overseeing the county-wide energy conservation initiative which started with a facility assessment of the County owned buildings.

Metro Energy performed investment grade facility assessments on (30) thirty County facilities. Together the buildings total 600,000 square feet.

Metro Energy identified (88) energy conservation measures (ECMs).The technologies included; lighting, HVAC replacements, boiler replacements, laundry heat recovery, AHU replacement, kitchen exhaust, programmable thermostats and window replacements.

The facility assessment identified more than $500,000 in energy cost savings and a reduction in energy consumption of 2,600,000 kWh, 515 kW and 74,000 therms.

In addition the environmental benefits were:

CO2 reduced: 2,415 tons
NOx reduced: 3.99 tons
SO2 reduced: 8.48 tons

These combined carbon equivalents equal over 143,000 trees planted - or approximately 575 acres of tropical reforestation - as well as significant acreage of native forests protected from the ravages of acid rain.

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