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Northern Ky. school saves money during heat wave

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. (AP) - Northern Kentucky University managed to save thousands of dollars on energy bills during the high temperatures this summer by getting students, faculty and staff on campus to shut off whatever they could.

Assistant Vice President for Facilities Management Larry Blake told the Kentucky Enquirer that the university's cooling load and electric consumption dropped 3 to 5 percent.

Blake's department sent a campus wide e-mail asking for unused electric equipment to be turned off.

The energy budget for the school is for the 2010-2011 academic year is $4.2 million.

The university also spent about $4.4 million five years ago to improve the campus' heating, cooling, lighting and water systems.


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