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Incentives from TVA for energy-related retrofits are paying off for local businesses

Posted in NEWS on Thursday, February 3rd, 2011

Businesses in middle Tennessee have saved enough energy to power 1,000 homes for a year due to the completion of lighting fixture retrofits and cooling system overhauls as part of an energy-efficiency rebate program.

Vanderbilt University, one of the program’s participants, anticipates energy savings equivalent to $40,000 per year for just one of its projects.

Rand Dining Center’s HVAC upgrade is expected to conserve half a million kilowatt hours each year.  Lighting retrofits at the Brownlee Currey Jr. Tennis Center will conserve energy while improving lighting quality during tournaments.

Read the full article published by The Tennessean, which features quotes from Mark Petty, assistant vice chancellor for plant operations, and Darren Bevill, campus energy manager.

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