Briefs: Saving energy, money

Posted Monday, May 28, 2007

In an effort to reduce its energy costs, Harper College recently used an $83,323 grant from the Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation to upgrade the lighting throughout the campus. The grant, in conjunction with $56,000 in matching funds from Harper, allowed the school to retrofit 2,800 interior light fixtures, making those fixtures more energy efficient. Harper Physical Plant Director Jim Ma estimates the upgrade, completed in April, will save Harper 148 kilowatts of electrical power a year.

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