Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 38.09
Liaison Clara Fang
Submission Date May 14, 2013
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Towson University
OP-T2-14: Lighting Sensors

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 0.25 / 0.25 Clara Fang
Sustainability Manager
Facilities Management
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Does the institution use motion, infrared, and/or light sensors to reduce energy use for lighting in at least one building?:

A brief description of the technology used:

In spring 2011, Towson University embarked on an $8 million project to increase the energy efficiency of lighting systems across campus. In coordination with an Energy Services Contractor (ESCO), the university installed more than 34,000 new and retrofitted light fixtures and 9,300 occupancy sensors in campus buildings over the next year. These renovations allow the university to reduce annual campus carbon emissions by 15% and achieve more than $1 million in annual cost savings from reduced energy usage.

As of September 2012, the ESCO project is complete and contractors are currently doing inspections and punch list items across campus.

The percentage of building space with lighting sensors:

The website URL where information about the institution's use of the technology is available:

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