Central Michigan U. to save $2.5M per year with green building projects
- Central Michigan University's strategic planning team has several cost-saving green building projects in the works that will save the university around $2.5 million per year.
- In addition to 14 already completed projects, several more major campus construction projects meeting U.S. Green Building Council guidelines and following Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) requirements are planned.
- Aside from major renovations, simpler fixes have included the installation of temperature control valves in 17 residence halls and motion-controlled lighting in 9 buildings.
From the article:
... Consumers Energy and DTE Energy began to offer rebate programs in 2008. Consumers Energy pays anywhere between 20 to 50 percent of the renovation costs in exchange for upgraded energy equipment.
As of July 1, 2013, CMU has received $368,732 in these rebates for energy-optimization projects. The money is used by the university to continue to fund similar projects in the future. ...
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