Over the past few years, The Efficiency Network, Inc. (TEN) – an independent energy services company and DLC’s sister business – has been working with the University of Pittsburgh on energy-efficiency projects that will help make the campus more sustainable and efficient. Since beginning the project in 2018, TEN has helped the university reduce its carbon emissions by more than three percent (or 5,500 metric tons) a year.
TEN’s team of engineers, energy auditors and project managers have helped the university develop projects that include LED lighting upgrades in multiple facilities, including the Petersen Events Center and Trees Hall; retro-commissioning at the Chevron Science Center and Langley Library; and chiller plant upgrades at the Center for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, which will save energy and water, free up penthouse floor space and provide easier maintenance conditions. To date, TEN has developed $7.5 million worth of projects at the university with more than $850,000 in total annual cost savings.
In addition to the University of Pittsburgh, TEN has developed similar initiatives for Penn State University, Temple University, Swarthmore College, Thaddeus Stevens College of Technology and the Community College of Allegheny County. The company has also developed large projects for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, Carnegie Science Center, Andy Warhol Museum and United Steelworkers headquarters.