Universities work to reduce energy consumption

Monday, February 3, 2014

Reduce. Reuse. Recycle.

In recent years, Mississippi’s public universities have implemented greener efforts with these three words in mind, placing an emphasis — and a bit of a twist — on the first “R.”

In Fiscal Year 2006, the state College Board set a goal to reduce energy consumption at Mississippi’s public higher education institutions by 30 percent per square foot by FY 2016.

With only two years to complete that goal — which coincided with recommendations from a state College Board energy task force, officials are optimistic.

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