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Sustainable strides: University earns PEER certification

By District Energy posted 09-14-2017 00:00


Erin Hausmann, The Bucknellian


The University has recently become the second university and fourth organization worldwide to be awarded Performance Excellence in Electricity Renewal (PEER) certification from the Green Business Certification Inc. (GBCI) for the energy efficiency displayed by the Bucknell Cogeneration Plant since its installment in 1998. The plant supplies 90 percent of the electricity used both on campus and for the local utility grid.

“PEER certification is relatively new and recognizes us as a world leader in terms of best practices for how to manage electrical distribution,” Associate Vice President for Facilities Ken Ogawa said in a press release.

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