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Optimum Energy congratulates Georgia Institute for Technology (Georgia Tech) for receiving the largest-ever rebate check from Georgia Power. Georgia Power awarded Georgia Tech with a $500,000 rebate check. The rebate is the largest ever issued through Georgia Power’s Commercial Energy Efficiency Program and was given to Georgia Tech to mark the completion of its most recent effort to implement energy-efficiency upgrades at two facilities on campus. Georgia Tech earned the rebate by completing various energy-efficiency upgrades that began in October 2015 and were completed in March of this year.
The primary objective for this project was to reduce the power consumed, per ton of cooling by reducing kilowatt used per ton (kw/ton) of campus chilled water production, according to Donald Alexander, P.E, RCDD, CEM, academic design professional for facilities management at Georgia Tech and project manager for the energy upgrades project. After Johnson Controls completed its audit in 2014, the Georgia Tech Committee evaluated the recommendations made by the company and decided what combination of measures were best.
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