A History of Sustainability
Over the last decade, Linfield college has implemented several energy efficiency and conservation projects which have yielded extraordinary results, cumulatively saving 1.8 million Therms of natural gas and 10.3 million kWh hours of electricity. That is equivalent to heating 1,837 homes and supplying electricity for 687 homes over one year.
Thirty-five (35) energy conservation projects have been completed since the 2008 signing of the President Climate Commitment, generating approximately $123.3K in utility cost savings;
- Installed 1.6 miles of energy efficient double-walled steam lines to eliminate leakage.
- Replaced 16 inefficient boilers with 2 highly efficient units.
- Replaced 500 steam traps to increase boiler efficiency.
- Installed highly efficient DDC controls and advanced Computerized Energy Management System (CEMC) to monitor and control over 3000 control points in the heating, cooling and ventilation systems.
- Installed 85 solar panels on TJ Day Hall equaling over a 40 KW system.
- Replaced over 10,500 inefficient lights with high efficient T8 fluorescents and CFLs.
- Over 400 ballasts were changed over to more efficient electronic units.
- Light motion sensor were installed throughout the campus to control lighting.
- Installed energy efficient chiller with DDC controls.
- Installed energy efficient T5 lights in athletic gym spaces.