KOKOMO, Ind. — Energy efficient equipment installed at Indiana University Kokomo earned nearly $80,000 in incentives from Duke Energy.
The campus participated in the Smart $aver Incentive Program, which encourages the purchase and installation of high-efficiency lighting, heating and cooling systems, pumps and qualifying process, food service and information technology equipment.
“We appreciate Duke Energy’s assistance in putting money back into our mission, which is providing opportunities for more people in north central Indiana to earn a college degree,” said Chancellor Susan Sciame-Giesecke. “We’re proud IU can offer this 21st century learning environment to our students, with the latest technology available to them.”
Kevin Johnston, Duke Energy’s Kokomo government and community relations manager, presented Sciame-Giesecke with a check for $79,007.50.
“Every dollar saved because of energy efficiency can be put toward other needs at the university,” he said. “We’ve heard our customers loud and clear when they say they want more information on ways to save energy and money.”
John Sarber, director of facilities, and Erica Steinfeldt, energy analyst, worked with Shawn South, Duke Energy large account executive, to choose energy efficient lighting and heating and cooling options eligible for the incentive program when planning the recent $14 million renovation of the Main Building. Equipment selected included energy efficient LED lights, two chillers and variable frequency drives for HVAC fans and pumps.
Indiana University Kokomo serves north central Indiana.