Thursday, September 10, 2009
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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.

InsuranceThis 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]

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