Green Fund Projects

Power Factor Correction

TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH LAB

Installation of a 6x100 KVAR automatic capacitor bank at the Translational Research Lab (TRL) to improve the building’s energy performance. A 480 volt secondary switchboard, concrete housekeeping pad and a 1200 amp conduit and cable feeder from the switchboard to the capacitor bank would also be installed as part of the project, which is expected to equal a 10-20% reduction in monthly electrical bills.

A 480-volt secondary switchboard, concrete housekeeping pad, and a 1200-amp conduit and cable feeder from the switchboard to the capacitor bank were installed at TRL as part of the project. Energy consumption is being compared to previous years to identify cost savings.

Project Leader: 
Ed Datz, Facilities and Real Estate Services
Project Sponsor: 
Facilities and Real Estate Services and the School of Medicine
Status: 
Complete

Fact

Penn was presented with the Office Depot Special Recognition Award for the University’s sustainable purchasing practices in 2013.