University Touts Green Investment Benefits

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Manchester University says its energy infrastructure investments are paying off. The university has received a rebate of more than $20,000 from Energizing Indiana for replacing old chillers and adding an energy use monitoring system.

December 5, 2014

News Release

North Manchester, Ind. -- Efforts to install a new energy infrastructure are reducing Manchester University's carbon footprint in a big way, and they are also paying back in other ways.

The University on Tuesday got a $21,000 rebate check from the Energizing Indiana program for replacing two chillers and adding a leading-edge monitoring system that ensures energy is used only where and when it's needed.

One of the old chillers was more than 30 years old. Consuming less energy to cool buildings helps the environment, saves money and helps Manchester contain costs for students.

On Tuesday, Laura Sheets, Indiana government and community relations manager from Duke Energy, gave the check to Jack Gochenaur, MU vice president for financial affairs and treasurer, and members of the MU Green Campus Initiative committee. They include Chris Garber, associate vice president for financial affairs and director of operations; Michael Case, director of information technology services; and Dale Carpenter, director of human resources.

Source: Manchester University