The Earth Rangers Centre facility team had a target of 10% energy savings for the 2011 calendar year over 2010. The numbers are in, and we surpassed our goal! We achieved a 17.8% savings over 2010, despite an increase in heating requirements. This equates to 123,000 kWh, enough power to supply 9 and a half average Canadian homes for a year!
The geothermal heating allowed us to reduce our gas consumption by 87%, drastically reducing the carbon footprint of the building’s operations.
We are targeting another 10% off 2011 consumption numbers and have some more tricks up our sleeve for the coming year – a lighting control retrofit, security integration and time of day load shedding of large loads.