Smart Energy Problems & Impacts

As energy costs rise, tuition rises.

The Smart Energy Use project began in January 2005 as an idea brought forth by the Governance Long Range Planning Committee to address rising utility costs and its impact on College operations. On the committee's recommendation, the issue was passed to the Facilities Committee for further study.

In March 2005, the Energy Conservation subcommittee was formed and immediately went to work analyzing the current situation and future impacts.

Local Impacts

All cost increases affect tuition. To ensure an affordable education for our students, such increases must be minimized.

External Impacts

Regional, state, national, and global reasons exist to hurry us in this effort.

  • Every kilowatt or BTU saved at Penn College means less pollution emitted.
  • Every kilowatt or BTU saved at Penn College means less of the earth's finite resources are used unnecessarily.

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