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[September 10, 2009]
Lincoln Christian University has
recently completed a lighting improvement project funded by a
$10,266 grant from the
Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation. Nearly 600 lamps and
200 ballasts in four buildings were retrofitted with
energy-efficient lamps and electronic ballasts. The project has
reduced the annual kilowatt consumption by 53,718 kilowatt-hours.
This translates into an annual monetary savings of nearly $5,371.
This savings helps LCU curb the rising utility costs that directly
affect educational costs. The annual savings benefit from this
project helps relieve stress on the operating budget, which in turn
will allow more funds to go toward the educational programs that
directly benefit LCU students.
In addition to energy efficiency and monetary savings comes an
added bonus of a 10-15 percent improvement in light levels with
better color rendition.
A project like this also has a significant environmental impact.
The total annual savings of 53,718 kwh translates into the
equivalent of 43 tons of coal or 117 barrels of oil saved.
The Illinois Clean Energy Community Foundation's support of
energy-efficient technologies that can decrease environmental
pollution and reduce energy costs for Illinois consumers makes it
possible for institutions like Lincoln Christian University to make
these important improvements.
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Lincoln Christian University is celebrating its 65th year of
providing higher education and is accredited by the
Higher Learning Commission, a
commission of the North Central
Association of Colleges and Schools; the Commission on
Accreditation of the Association for
Biblical Higher Education; and the
Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada.
The university's three schools -- the School of Undergraduate
Studies, the Hargrove School of Adult and Graduate Studies, and the
Seminary -- share a mission to nurture and equip Christians with a
biblical worldview to serve and lead in the church and the world.
[Text from file received from
Lincoln Christian University]