JIUS Case Studies: Projects

In 2011, the City of Philadelphia installed a 250 KW solar array at the Water Department's Southeast Water Pollution Control Plant. The system generates 300,000 KWh annually, or enough to power 28 homes. This energy savings from this installation will prevent approximately 220 metric tons of carbon dioxide from being emitted annually.

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BigBelly Trash Compactors

December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

In 2009, Philadelphia replaced 700 public wire trash baskets with 500 BigBelly-brand solar trash compactors. These bins lower the number of trips needed to collect public waste by using solar energy to compact waste while it is in the bin. This allowed the City to save money from reduced collection costs and fuel use.

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Green Buildings at the Navy Yard

December 16, 2012 Philadelphia

Every building developed in the Philadelphia Navy Yard, a rapidly developing area, is required to meet and will be registered for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification. The Navy Yard is home to three completed LEED certified buildings and, pending completion and/or review, will be home to four more.

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Through the Guaranteed Energy Savings Act or GESA, the City of Philadelphia engaged a qualified Energy Service Company (ESCO) to determine the feasibility of energy conservation measures to be implemented in the City's "Quadplex" buildings (City Hall, Municipal Services Building, One Parkway, and the Criminal Justice Center).

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