Big Savings from Energy Efficiencies at State Capitol

MARK Martin, Secretary of State for Arkansas received $88,246.72 as an incentive thanks to efficiencies that significantly reduced annual energy consumption at the State Capitol Building.

“We will continue to work to preserve the resources of the Natural State at the Capitol by implementing programs to provide both cost savings to taxpayers as well as help to protect the environment,” stated Secretary Martin.

The incentive money comes from utility company Entergy and their Arkansas’s Entergy Solutions Large Commercial and Industrial Program. The program aims to help customers save energy and money by providing technical assistance to identify facility improvement recommendations and financial incentives based on the total amount of energy the higher efficient equipment will save.

The Arkansas State Capitol upgrades will save nearly 473,601 kilowatt hours of electricity a year, equal to preventing the annual carbon dioxide emissions from more than 69 cars or 777,552 vehicle miles traveled (VMT), according to Environmental Protection Agency calculations.

“Entergy Arkansas identified a real need for a program specifically designed to assist the State’s commercialand industrial customers to identify and implement savings opportunities via energy efficiency,” said Entergy Customer Service Manager Paul Brewster. “We are pleased to be able to partner with Arkansas Secretary of State on the energy savings projects implemented at the Arkansas State Capitol.”

Among the high efficient items installed in the State Capitol are new high efficiency chillers, variable frequency drives, chiller controls, high efficiency interior lighting, and high efficiency exterior lighting.

Picture of Arkansas Capital dome by Eric in SF reproduced under CCL.

Monday 12th January 2015

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