Faculty Advisor

Savilonis, Brian James

Faculty Advisor

Spanagel, David I.


This project determined the feasibility of lowering WPI's total carbon footprint and energy usage costs through the modification of light sources and technology. By conducting an inventory of light bulbs in various on-campus buildings and determining the utilization of each type of light bulb in each building, the team calculated payback periods, annual rates of return and reduction in carbon footprint for various replacement light bulbs. If implemented, these recommendations will reduce WPIs total carbon footprint by about 4%, while also reducing annual campus energy costs for lighting by about 3%.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2011

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project



Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Advisor Department

Humanities and Arts