SALT LAKE CITY — Rocky Mountain Power has announced that Weber State University is the company's 2014 wattsmart Business Partner of the Year for its commitment to energy efficiency. WSU has reduced its electrical consumption by 30 percent during the past five years even though the university has added 10 percent more square footage, according to the power company.
"Weber State University is teaching everyone that energy efficiency is the cleanest and least expensive energy possible," said Rocky Mountain Power President Richard Walje. "Saving electricity also means more money for educating students."
With 25,301 students using 61 buildings covering more than 500 acres, WSU's energy efficiency efforts have been widespread. WSU invested $3.8 million in 59 energy-efficiency projects and received $1 million in incentives from Rocky Mountain Power. The university has reduced electricity use by 10.8 million kilowatt hours, resulting in $540,000 in savings annually. Nine more energy efficiency programs are still in progress.
"Our energy and sustainability program has been based on good business. We are fiscal environmentalists," said Jacob Cain, WSU energy and sustainability manager.
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