This chapter will provide detailed information regarding current electricity consumption in three main campus buildings as well as a lighting retrofit proposal which includes the following:
- Energy savings in kWh
- Cost-benefit analysis
- Environmental Impacts: equivalent carbon emissions
Retrofitting light fixtures in these buildings can be relatively inexpensive when compared to the amount of savings they would generate. Currently, in 2014 the university spent $87,158 on electricity in Demille, Smith and Roosevelt Halls. Of this, $23,500 was spent on lighting. By performing the recommended retrofits, the university has the potential to save over $8,300 a year in these three buildings alone. Installing new fixtures in these buildings could act as a pilot program and reflects future potential savings that could be achieved through the implementation of this lighting retrofit in other buildings on the university’s campus.
Read more recommendations for Chapman's main campus in Chapter 3 of the audit, written by Nicolas Lapointe.