Spring 2012 Cycle:

  • A proposal from Housing and Residential Services was awarded $12,340 to install lighting controls at Cypress Hall that would dim or brighten the lights.
  • A $50,000 project to reduce electricity consumption will use “state-of-the-art methods” to manage desktop computers on campus. Submitted by students and a faculty member in the Department of Computer Sciences, new software would be installed in campus computers, which would allow them to go into sleep modewhen not in use.
  • Upgrades to Juniper-Poplar Hall’s heating, ventilation and cooling system, requested by Physical Plant, will receive $104,760 in funding and would require a 30-dayinstallation after an energy assessment is performed to determine how much energy could be saved through the new system.
  • The campus will also see 15 more water fountains designed for efficient refilling of water bottles, thermoses and other beverage containers for $24,320. The fountains will be installed in the Business and Administration building and the Faculty Office Building, among others.
  • The final project, proposed by Parking and Transportation Services (PATS), will replace existing fluorescent lighting in the Crescent Hill Parking Garage with energy-saving LED lights.