The Hotchkiss School, located in Lakeville, Connecticut, is an independent boarding school, committed to environmental stewardship.
Through a partnership with Connecticut Light & Power and the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, the Hotchkiss School installed innovative variable speed drive systems and CO2 sensors in the campus Field House. These technologies regulate proper airflow to the building based on occupancy levels, leading to lower energy usage and lower costs. Furthermore, the school has implemented an energy management program focused on an energy monitoring and tracking system that prioritizes the energy-saving projects on the campus. All energy planning on campus now includes analysis of the emissions impact and resulting carbon footprint of the school buildings.
As a result of a campus wide commitment to energy efficiency, the Hotchkiss School has reduced its annual energy consumption by 2,320,208 kWh and is saving $280,000 in energy costs annually.