Metropolitan Community College, in partnership with Walker Reid Strategies, has been honored by a national environmental program for the college’s energy conservation initiatives.
Through the use of energy efficient lighting technology, MCC has significantly reduced energy consumption and carbon emissions at facilities across the five-campus district. Specifically, the lighting technologies implemented in campus buildings have met and exceeded the requirements of the 2005 Energy Policy Act (EPAct), certifying them as Energy Efficient Commercial Buildings. Through the EPAct Gives Back™ program, the college has been rewarded for energy conservation initiatives and stewardship.
The upgraded lighting systems will save the college more than $41,000 per year in utility costs. The decrease in energy consumption is equivalent to reducing MCC’s carbon emissions by 325 tons a year. This is also equivalent to reducing the annual electrical use of 44.2 homes or reducing 111 tons of waste.
Walker Reid Strategies conducted an intense engineering analysis and inspection of the buildings retrofitted with new lighting systems to determine that the facilities met all the requirements of the Energy Policy Act. As a result, MCC received certificates of achievement for energy conservation.
Walker Reid Strategies, headquartered in South Florida, is a licensed engineering firm that specializes in EPAct 2005 §179D Certifications. The Firm’s staff administers the EPAct Gives Back™ program and oversees all required engineering analyses and inspections. Walker Reid is committed to the development of sustainable buildings and reducing America’s carbon footprint through energy conservation and the 2005 EPAct §179D incentive.