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Oliver Wolcott Library Enjoys Additional Energy Savings Funded by Seherr-Thoss Foundation
Through a grant secured from the Seherr-Thoss Foundation, the Oliver Wolcott Library implemented additional electrical energy savings measures by installing installed new LED lighting through the CL&P Small Business Advantage Program.
Since 2005, the Oliver Wolcott Library has reduced its electrical usage by 22% while increasing the hours it was open by 8% (by adding additional weekend hours). The OWL has been a leader in the area for finding ways to reduce its energy footprint and reduce its energy costs.
Through the CL&P Small Business Advantage Program, the library received an energy audit that revealed additional areas of electrical energy savings. With the help of the Seherr-Thoss Foundation, the Library was able to fund the project and installed new LED lighting in several areas of the library including the Community Room, book stacks, and bathrooms.
The energy audit revealed that the direct cost benefit of implementing the electrical energy initiative would be an estimated annual electrical usage savings of 13,617 KWH. Additional savings will come in reduced maintenance costs because the bulbs last an average of 15 years.
“We are so thankful to the Seherr-Thoss Foundation for funding this program, and continue to look for ways to reduce our footprint while enhancing our service to the community” said Ann Marie White, Library Director at Oliver Wolcott Library.
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