CSU cost-savings efforts show large savings amount

CSU cost-savings efforts show large savings amount

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - Several changes applied over the last six years has saved Columbus State University a significant amount in energy costs.

According to Georgia Power, CSU has saved almost $117,000 after upgrading equipment, improving lighting and applying other energy efficient changes.

"This has been a deliberate effort that we can now see really adds up," said Tom Helton, vice president for business and finance. "Our partnership with Georgia Power has provided the needed funding to make these projects possible."

CSU partnered with Georgia Power in 2011 on 60 different energy projects that resulted in a cost-savings. Almost 3 million kilowatt hours have been saved for a total Georgia Power rebate of $116,972.

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