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Energy Efficiency Design Evaluation for the Texas Department of Corrections
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A rapid, but comprehensive review of the electrical, mechanical and thermal systems in the maximum security prisons to be built in Amarillo and Gatesville, TX recommended 10 measures for each prison which offered annual savings of $303,000 - $402,000 with an average payback of 1.8 - 2.5 years, depending on the gas rates paid. Subsequent redesign of cell lighting fixtures resulted in reduced first cost of $91,418 and expected annual operating savings in excess of $75,000.
Claridge, D. E.; Krati, M.; Turner, W. D. (1988). Energy Efficiency Design Evaluation for the Texas Department of Corrections. Energy Systems Laboratory (http://esl.tamu.edu); Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu). Available electronically from