This summer Zilkha interns monitored the energy use of fridges and freezers
in the science quad. Many of the appliances, though in working condition,
were quite old and energy inefficient. In order to find the worst
offenders, energy meters were left on 13 fridges in Biology and 6 in other
departments for a 24-hr period. The most wasteful units were identified and
interns recommended cost-effective Energy Star rated replacements. Savings
are estimated at $4600 a year. Meanwhile, the Zilkha Center will tirelessly
continue to hunt down energy hog fridges and freezers in science quad. They
have nowhere to hide!
Check out what one creative artist did with a bunch of old refrigerators.