SCHOOL PROJECTS A SAVINGS IN ENERGY COSTS
HIGHLAND HEIGHTS --Northern Kentucky University is going green.
The university is spending more than $4 million on energy-saving upgrades and environmentally friendly building supplies, said Larry Blake, assistant vice president for facilities management.
The initial outlay will cost the university $4.5 million for existing and new projects across campus. The school expects to save about $615,000 annually in energy costs, Blake told the Kentucky Enquirer.
"It is not necessary as an operational requirement," Blake said. "We feel that it is our responsibility to provide leadership for the region in sustainability and to do what we can to reduce greenhouse gas emissions wherever possible."
Northern Kentucky's environmentally conscious move is part of the American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment.
This from the Herald-Leader.