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ENERGY STAR electronics

No dorm room is complete without an ENERGY STAR qualified entertainment system, right? With all that work, everyone needs some time to decompress and with ENERGY STAR qualified TVs, DVDs, Blu-Ray Players, and speakers, you can really relax--not only from your work, but also knowing that your electronics are using less energy, even when they are off. That's because ENERGY STAR specifications for TVs, and other electronics, are more efficient both when the TV's off (in standby mode), and when the TV's on (in active mode). But you will never miss that extra power since even the latest and greatest in TV technology can earn the ENERGY STAR. What you will notice is how good you feel helping the environment. If each TV, DVD and home theatre system purchased in the U.S. this year had earned the ENERGY STAR, we would prevent more than 6 billion pounds of greenhouse gas emissions per year, equivalent to the emissions from 570,000 cars!

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Campus Cooling Plant Addition

Campus Cooling Plant Addition

A new building project is underway on campus. It has not received the attention of the new University Center Replacement or the Law School Downtown, but it has the potential of being a great benefit to the University as well as providing the University with on-going energy savings that helps with the "greening" of the University.

The construction, a new addition to the campus cooling plant, located at the corner of Herzog and Veterans Avenue, will contain state of the art equipment to provide better, more efficient cooling to campus buildings. The new technology provides for a computer driven pumping system supplying variable flow throughout the campus. Basically, this means we will be able to provide cooling only to the buildings that need it and will not be wasting energy by pumping large amounts of cooling water through the miles of piping around campus.

When completed in the spring of 2008, we anticipate savings from this project to be in excess of $200,000 annually. The overall cost of the project is 3.7 million dollars which is funded by the State Capital Maintenance Fund.

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