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September 09, 2008 1:01 am

College is setting a good example

Written by Tribune Staff

Northwest College officials and the board of trustees recently decided to move forward with a major project aimed at conserving energy campus-wide.

Through the State Energy Program administered by the Wyoming Business Council, the college will retrofit campus buildings to make them more energy efficient.

Program personnel already have conducted a campus-wide energy audit. Based on the findings, the college will undergo what is essentially an “energy remodel.”

The program guarantees participating organizations that their energy savings will pay for the improvements. In fact, the savings actually are used as collateral for the projects.

As Tom Fuller, the manager of the State Energy Program said recently, “The hardest part is convincing people that it's not too good to be true.”

NWC, with the help of this remarkable program, is leading the way in responsible energy use in our community. The city of Powell would be wise to follow suit.