Grand Rapids WRRF: Energy performance

Energy Performance
Cumulative (vs. Baseline)8%
Annual (2017)-1%
PORTFOLIO ENERGY PERFORMANCE

Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge partners strive to decrease source energy use intensity (EUI) and to increase the percent improvement compared to a set baseline year.  As part of the Better Plants Challenge City of Grand Rapids Water Resource Recovery Facility (GR WRRF) has pledged to reduce the energy intensity by 25% over a 10 year period.  This voluntary pledge aligns with GR WRRF's existing commitment to sustainability which has been highlighted by the completion of a number of large projects in recent years including the pumping and aeration systems control upgrades. With a purchased energy intensity improvement of 8.0% during the first three year,  GR WRRF is on track to meet its 25% reduction in energy intensity target by 2024.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE BY FACILITY

Looking at the percent improvement in energy performance across all facilities can provide insight into how an organization is saving energy. GR WRRF have one facility in their Better Plants Challenge commitment and it has improved by 8% in last three years.

METHOD FOR CALCULATING ENERGY PERFORMANCE

GR WRRF serves the city of Grand Rapids and 10 surrounding communities to treat an average of 14 billion gallons of wastewater annually and is recognized as an industry leader. The energy performance was tracked by using Classic Energy Intensity method (the ratio of annual total source energy over annual total influent flow rate).

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