Student energy group saves Cornell $35,000By replacing 61 incandescent light bulbs at Mann Library with CFL bulbs, Energy Corps, a student organization on campus helped the university save $600 over seven years. That was in spring 2012, when Energy Corps was founded by Sheila Garcia ’13, Mike Gardo ’14, Raksit Pattanapitoon and Jacob Reisch ’14.
Since then, Energy Corps has worked on 10 projects on campus that are expected to save $35,077 in energy and bulb-replacements this year – $12,700 of that from avoided energy costs in the past fiscal year. This equates to $245,539 in savings over the next seven years.
Energy Corps also recently launched a campaign on Indiegogo, an online fundraising platform. In the first week, they raised more than $1,000, 10 percent of their goal. This money will be used for energy auditing training, to purchase auditing equipment and to send team members to an energy efficiency conference.
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