A kilowatt, also abbreviated kW, is a globally recognized standard for measuring electricity. One kilowatt is equal to 1,000 watts.
Kilowatt Hours Saved (kWh)
A kilowatt hour (kWh) is a measure of how much energy you’re using. It is simply a unit of measurement that equals the amount of energy you would use if you kept a 1,000 watt light running for an hour.
The more energy you save, the more money you save. Most lighting retrofit projects return the money spent in savings in under 2 years.
CO2 Emissions Saved (lbs)
The combustion of fossil fuels releases carbon dioxide (CO2), a major greenhouse gas (GHG), into the atmosphere, and there is strong evidence that the buildup of GHGs is the primary cause of the global warming that has occurred in recent decades.
Coal Emissions Saved (lbs)
Coal is the most carbon intensive fossil fuel. For every tonne of coal burned, approximately 2.14 tonnes of CO2 are produced.
Fewer Cars on the Road
Transportation accounts for 31% of the annual carbon dioxide emissions in the United States. For every gallon of gas burned your car produces 10lbs of CO2.
Acres of Trees Planted
Forests play a specific and important role in the global carbon cycle by absorbing carbon dioxide. An average acre of trees can absorb over 8 thousand pounds of CO2 per year.
The average household uses over 10 thousand kWh's per year and produces the equivalent of 23 thousand lbs of CO2 per year.
*Based on Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) emissions factor assumptions.