The Wisconsin Veterans Home expects to cut energy costs by $30,000 per year thanks to several recent projects.
WVH replaced a chiller with a more efficient unit, upgraded refrigeration systems and added variable speed drives to motors to minimize their electricity use. By completing these projects, WVH qualified for Focus on Energy incentives totaling $25,520.
By implementing these projects, it’s estimated WVHe will save more than 330,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity per year, which is enough energy to power 33 average Wisconsin homes for a year.
The environmental benefit of installing these energy-efficient systems is equivalent to eliminating almost 600,000 pounds of carbon dioxide and 896 pounds of sulfur dioxide from the atmosphere, according to Focus on Energy. This reduction in gases has the same environmental effect as taking 53 cars off the road or reducing oil consumption by 650 barrels annually.
“We’re extremely pleased we’ve been able to collaborate with Focus on Energy to install cost-effective energy efficient projects while also protecting our environment,” WVH Commandant Mary Hansen said. “We will continue our work to provide veterans an outstanding, energy efficient Home,” she added.