University of Hartford in Connecticut tackles campus-wide Energy Efficiency Upgrade

June 30, 2022
The overhaul is expected to result in savings of 5.3 million kWh and approximately $955,000 annually

Mantis Innovation has completed an energy efficiency project at the University of Hartford in North Central Connecticut that will help the university achieve its sustainability goals and decrease costs by almost $1 million annually.

After the upgrades at the university, the campus now has modern LED lighting fixtures, occupancy sensors to reduce electricity consumption, rooftop unit optimization and daylight sensors to decrease light usage. The solutions will reduce the energy usage at the university and in turn, reduce its environmental impact.

The overhaul is expected to result in savings of 5.3 million kWh and approximately $955,000 annually.

“We are thrilled to have completed a project that not only addresses our sustainability mission and goals, but also lowers our annual energy and maintenance costs,” said Chris Dupuis, Associate Vice President, Capital Planning and Management at the University of Hartford. “These savings give us the opportunity to reinvest this money into other benefits for our student body. The work done by Mantis Innovation brings our campus one step closer to reducing our carbon footprint, a top priority for the school.”

Building emissions account for nearly 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., according to reports. Educational institutions have shifted focus in recent years to designing, upgrading, or implementing green solutions across campus buildings to both reduce their impact on the environment and ensure that these facilities operate in a more sustainable fashion long-term.