In 2012, Jeremy King, Denison's sustainability coordinator, explained, the college invested about $108,000 to install new sensor-controlled heating and cooling systems and energy efficient lighting throughout the facility.
"We signed the American College and University Presidents' Climate Commitment in 2010 and we have a goal of carbon neutrality by 2030," Jeremy King, the university's sustainability coordinator, explained.
In 2011, Denison
committed to creating a $1 million green revolving fund.
Since then, the university has put $1.8 million into it and invested in 60 efficiency projects.
King reports that Denison's energy consumption per square foot of building space has dropped by 13.5 percent since 2008.
"It's relatively easy to set up the fund," King
got it and insisted that savings from efficiencies flow back into the fund until the cost was repaid," said King
Additional savings would reduce the general operating budget.
Last year, Denison
decided to increase its revolving fund - theGreen Hill Fund
- to $3 million.
"We are choosing projects that have an average payback of six years or less, so in any given year we'll have $500,000 to invest in energy efficiency independent of the operating budget," said King