The program just completed its second year. Overall, the 2009 class of Climate Corps fellows uncovered efficiencies in lighting, computer equipment and heating and cooling systems that could:
- Save more than $54 million in net operational costs over the lifetime of the projects;
- Cut the equivalent of 160 million kilowatt hours of energy use annually—enough to power 14,000 homes;
- Avoid 100,000 metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions per year— equivalent to taking more than 12,000 SUVs off the road.
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