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University receives sustainability grant

July 28, 2010
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BOWLING GREEN, OH — Bowling Green State University will receive a grant to upgrade the energy efficiency of 45 buildings on campus as well as to provide educational opportunities for both students and staff in sustainability and energy-efficient design, according to The BG News.
The university successfully applied for an American Recovery and Reinvestment Act Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant, which will fund heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system upgrades, the article stated.
The grant will also fund the installation of energy-efficient lighting and computer-based building management to control lights and temperatures in buildings, the article noted.
According to the article, Nick Hennessy, campus sustainability coordinator, will oversee an additional educational component of the grant, which will focus on the "green" renovation of Hayes Hall: The aim is to provide opportunities including the creation of capstone or other academic classes and research in environmental policy, energy or technology with faculty members, staff and students.
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