The Kilowatt Cup
The Kilowatt Cup is awarded by a panel to recognize superior achievement in energy efficiency. Applicants for the Kilowatt Cup must submit a 500-word narrative explaining achievements in energy management, obstacles overcome and energy efficiency practices. Building owners and managers may submit for more than one building. Only one Kilowatt Cup will be awarded per year.
2017 Kilowatt Cup Winner - Norton Audubon Hospital
Norton Audubon Hospital went big. They underwent a major renovation and, in parallel, upgraded their centralized HVAC infrastructure. The hospital built a new central utility plant that makes ice at night when the demand for the region’s energy is at its lowest and then uses that ice to chill water for hospital operations during the daytime. In addition, they have added gas fired chillers for peak periods and added in LED lighting and HVAC controls for good measure. Their efforts will yield a reduction of over 2,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide which is equivalent to 251 passenger cars removed from the road in one year, or 5,107 barrels of oil consumed. Financially, they will save over $325,000 a year in energy costs without sacrificing their high level of patient care.
Norton Audubon Hospital
St. Albert the Great Catholic School
UPS Air Group Building
MSD Pond Creek Flood Station
Baptist Health Headquarters
Louisville Metro Housing Authority, Avenue Plaza
Harbor Group Management Co., LG&E Building
Cassidy Turley, National City Tower
The Fetter Group, Fetter East
*Note - The competition was not held in 2013 and 2014