Memorial Day Weekend 2018
This Memorial Day Weekend Shutdown was another success! The holiday weekend spanned from May 26th - 28th. The Energy Conservation Office shut down 60 buildings, which affected 1.7 million sq.ft of building space. Chilled water, steam, and electricity were turned off in the 60 buildings participating in the shutdown to conserve energy over the long weekend.
There were no measurable steam savings this holiday shutdown. Looking at the weather trend below for the two weeks leading up to Memorial Day weekend, the average temperature had been quite warm. Due to the warmer Spring temperature, there's been a reduced need for heating, which results in a lower in steam usage.
However, we did have big savings in electricity! We saved $7,432, which is equivalent to the cost of leaving 238,205 light bulbs* on for 24 hours!
*Calculated with a typical 20 Watt LED light bulb output and $0.065/kwh.