U-M LSA conservation engineer helping to cut costs

May 20, 2011
  • umichnews@umich.edu

ANN ARBOR—As energy conservation engineer for University of Michigan’s College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, Jim Almashy monitors about 4 million square feet in 35 buildings for energy savings. Since joining LSA in 2007, he has helped the college avoid millions of dollars in energy costs.

In 2010, he helped LSA avoid $3.6 million in energy costs from the previous year; decreased overall energy usage by 26 percent; and decreased steam usage by 35 percent. That’s enough to power, heat and cool 2,048 average U.S. households for a year. The reduction in carbon emissions is equivalent to taking 2,472 cars off of the nation’s roads.



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