A History of Sustainability
Linfield College has a long history of reducing its carbon footprint through the implementation of energy conservation projects. In an effort to reduce energy consumption, the college has implemented several energy efficiency and conservation projects which have yielded extraordinary results. Over the last decade, the college has cumulatively saved 1.8 million Therms of natural gas, which is equivalent to heating 1,837 homes/year and saved 10.3 million kWh hours of electricity which is the equivalent of annual electricity used for 687 homes for one year.
Energy Saving Projects developed and implemented over the last decade:
- 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.
- 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.