(PRWEB) October 11, 2012
Through the use of energy efficient technology, Rutgers University has significantly reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions at the Newark campus in Newark, NJ. Specifically, the lighting technologies which were implemented into the buildings have met and exceeded the requirements of the 2005 Energy Policy Act (EPAct) to be certified as “Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings.” Through the EPAct Gives Back™ program the university has been rewarded for their initiatives and stewardship.
The energy saving measures demonstrates Rutger’s strong commitment to the local environment and tax paying community. The lighting system alone will save students and tax payers more than $177,000 per year in utility costs. The reduction in energy consumption decreases the University’s carbon emissions by 1,090,000 lbs. (546 tons) a year. This is equivalent to the University removing 95 cars off of local roads or planting 2712 additional trees in the community.
The University went through an intense engineering analysis and inspection process in order to meet all the requirements of the Energy Policy Act, administered by Walker Reid Strategies, Inc., and have received certificates for their achievements in Energy Conservation. Their commitment to a greener campus is admirable and an example to other institutions.
About Rutgers University Newark Campus
Rutgers University Newark Campus is located Newark, NJ. It is composed of six buildings including gymnasiums, theaters, conference centers and a library. The University has been implementing energy efficient technology for several years as an overall energy management program.
About Walker Reid Strategies
Walker Reid Strategies is a Licensed Engineering Firm that specializes in the EPAct 2005 §179D Certifications. The Firms staff administers the EPAct Gives Back™ program and oversees all engineering analysis and inspections required. Walker Reid is headquartered in South Florida and is committed to the development of sustainable buildings and reducing America's Carbon Footprint through Energy Conservation and the 2005 EPAct §179D Incentive.