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SHSU Receives Check For Energy Efficiency Improvements

April 16, 2013
SHSU Media Contact: Julia May

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SHSU staff and Entergy employees holding big check
Attending a recent check presentation in recognition of energy efficiency improvements at Sam Houston State University were (from left): Stan Foley, of Entergy; Megan Frisa, of CLEAResult; and Sandra Gray, Al Hooten, Doug Greening and Gordon Morrow, of SHSU.


Sam Houston State University was recently recognized for a successful year of energy efficiency improvements with a check presentation. Campus officials accepted a check for the $136,824 in cash incentives it earned in 2012 through its participation in the Entergy Texas SCORE Program.

The SCORE Program provides energy performance benchmarking, technical assistance and cash incentives to help schools save energy and money.

“With the energy savings, we can continue making positive changes for our next generation,” said SHSU Energy Manager Sandra Gray.

In 2012, the university updated the lighting and HVAC systems throughout its buildings, which Gray said “helps improve the learning environment for our students.”

Since joining the program in 2009, the university has earned more than $157,000 in incentives and will now save more than $315,500 in energy costs annually.

Sam Houston State University’s improvements to date save more than 3,155,800 kilowatt-hours of energy annually, equal to the carbon dioxide emissions from the electricity use of 333 homes for one year, according to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency calculations.

“Now more than ever, it’s vital our schools have the resources they need to implement energy efficiency improvements in their facilities,” said Entergy Texas Customer Service Manager Stan Foley. “These projects are exactly the type of energy-saving projects the SCORE Program was created to encourage.”


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