By The Numbers: Renewable Energy at Lincoln Center

In the last number of months, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has worked to become more “green” by buying and using renewable energy for buildings on campus. Between October 2012 and March 2013, Lincoln Center used a collective 9,372,524 kWh of electricity.

The environmental benefit measure of the above is estimated at:

  • 10,274,030 carbon dioxide (CO2, in pounds) emissions avoided

 According to the EPA, this translates to:

  • 11,415,558 equivalent automobile miles not driven, or the annual greenhouse gas emissions from 971 passenger vehicles, or 522,446 gallons of gasoline consumed
  • The equivalent CO2 emissions from the electricity use of 698 homes for one year
  • The equivalent Carbon sequestered annually by 3,820 acres of U.S. forests.