Manchester owns over 50 buildings totaling nearly 3 million square feet including municipal, schools and parks and recreation facilities. Heating, cooling and lighting these buildings requires a significant amount of energy, even with our energy conservation efforts. Some statics on the City's energy use in 2010.
City of Manchester Energy Use
||Amount Consumed Annually
||This is equivalent to what?
Electric use of 1,350 homes, or
CO2 emissions from 1.2 million gallons of gasoline consumed
||114,613 million BTU
Heating for about 1,000 homes, or
The annual CO2 emissions of 1,124 cars, or
CO2 emissions from 13,392 barrels of oil
A Cord of Firewood contains 20,960,000 BTUs, with a cost of around $300 cut split and delivered, that amount of heat content is equal to:
- 151 Gallons of #2 Fuel Oil
- 228 Gallons of Propane
- 210 Therms of Natural Gas
- 6,141 Kilowatt Hours of Electricity
| @ $560
1 Kilowatt of Electricity is equal to operating a 100 Watt Light Bulb for 10 hours operating the lamp for 10 hours with that bulb at your home would cost you about 14 cents.