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'Green' projects at LSU could save thousands of dollars

4 years ago September 01, 2010 Sep 1, 2010 Wednesday, September 01 2010 Wednesday, September 01, 2010 4:30:57 PM CDT in News
Source: WBRZ
By: Heather Harel, Rachel Frost

New “green” projects at LSU could save the university thousands of dollars.

The school is testing a new program that automatically turns computers to power-save mode. With 6,000 computers on campus, that could save LSU more than $300,000 a year.

Several buildings on campus have also switched to water-saving toilets. By flushing upwards, the toilet uses half as much water as a normal flush.

Campus sustainability manager Denise Newell said getting students to “go green” starts in the classroom.

“What’s important is we’re trying to integrate sustainability into the curriculum. As a flagship university, we need to be the role model for the local community, as well as other schools within Louisiana,” said Newell.

LSU hopes to install the power-save program on all computers by the end of the year.

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