Chevron Energy Solutions will provide energy efficiency services for North Carolina Central University, under an energy efficiency and solar program.

Chevron Energy Solutions’ energy efficiency services are expected to save North Carolina Central University nearly $10m over the life of the project.

The energy efficiency improvements combined with a 120 panel solar thermal array is expected to reduce the university’s purchase of utility powerand reduce carbon emissions by nearly 5,000 tons, equivalent to planting and maintaining more than 900 acres of trees.

Chevron Energy Solutions has designed and is implementing energy efficiency improvements at ten buildings, and has designed and is constructing a solar thermal system.

The improvements included lighting upgrades, motor replacements, variable speed drives, new premium efficiency steam boilers and stack economizers, upgrades to the aging heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, water conservation upgrades, and a project-wide energy management control system.

Chevron Energy Solutions president Jim Davis said the energy efficiency and solar program will help provide the university with the resources to continue its tradition of academic excellence.