2016-2017 Energy Conservation Project

Various Locations across the City of Chicago

The MWRD Energy Efficiency Program is designed to identify and install energy conservation measures in MWRD buildings to reduce energy consumption and operating/maintenance costs.

The retrofit work at Calumet and Stickney Water Reclamation Plants included the replacement of 20,000 obsolete lighting fixtures with LED lighting, steam blanket insulation installation, and HVAC and control upgrades. Once complete, the entire program will cover more than five million square feet of space and is guaranteed to reduce annual utility consumption by $1.4M or an estimated 18% annually.