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Cost Savings + Greenhouse Gas Reductions for Washington Department of Corrections

Sustainability
Cost Savings + Greenhouse Gas Reductions for Washington Department of Corrections
Clallam Bay WA

Clallam Bay Correction Center relies on oil to provide heating and hot water for inmates.

In collaboration with the Center for Sustainable Infrastructure, International Wastewater Systems, and Department of Corrections staff, CollinsWoerman was able to identify a cost-effective solution that will reduce oil use by 75%, yielding savings of $6.3 to $7.3 million while at the same time reducing CO2 emissions by 37,400 hundred tons.

These numbers are based on the State of Washington’s Life Cycle Cost Analysis Tool developed by the Office of Financial Management, and represent just the tip of the iceberg as CollinsWoerman and the Department of Corrections identify additional advanced water and energy strategies throughout the state’s portfolio of buildings.