Posted: Sep 1, 2010 5:30 PM by Heather Harel, Rachel Frost
Updated: Sep 1, 2010 6:51 PM
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.