TCC Sees Significant Cost Savings With Energy Plan

Wednesday, September 7th 2016, 12:41 pm
By: News On 6

Tulsa Community College has achieved significant cost savings with energy efficiency and sustainability practices.

TCC recently completed a five-year project with Johnson Controls, Inc. that lowered TCC’s operation costs and saved utility costs.

In FY16, TCC reduced utility costs per square foot from $1.53 to $1.39 with a savings of $238,614 from the year before despite the opening of two new sites with the Riverside Community Campus & Aviation Center at the Jenks Riverside Airport and Tulsa Fire Safety Training Center at Northeast Campus.

TCC has taken a comprehensive and strategic approach to reduce operation and energy costs with solutions ranging from switching out light fixtures to minimizing cleaning chemicals.

The multi-year plan started with a review of TCC’s facilities and equipment and created a timeline to replace and update equipment resulting in maintenance costs savings as well as decreased operation and energy costs.

TCC has now completed phase 1 and phase 2 with JCI and continues to see operational and costs savings for the roughly 1.7 million square feet of space in TCC’s four main campuses and three community campuses.