John A. Logan College (JALC) has a history of implementing energy efficiency improvements to reduce energy costs and to demonstrate their commitment to sustainability. In 2017 SEDAC conducted research to find out how much energy could be saved by installing two pool covers at the Community Health Education Building, which houses a lap and a therapy pool. Although this building represents approximately 5% of the overall square footage at JALC, energy bill analysis revealed that this facility consumes nearly 50% of the College’s energy usage some months. This high usage is driven by dehumidification and heating of pool water.
SEDAC recommended that JALC install pool covers, which can reduce energy costs by approximately $27,800 per year.