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UNA sustainability initiative to cut energy costs

A new sustainability initiative is launching at UNA that will mean significant energy savings for the university.

The University of North Alabama is partnering with Schneider Electric to modernize its facilities and help reduce the school’s energy consumption. Major improvements to UNA will include new LED lights, improving heating and cooling systems, updates to building envelope and roofing, and installing water reduction technologies. 

“We’re the oldest university in the state so we have buildings here built in 1843 and we have some that will open this year, so maintaining those in an energy efficient fashion can be a challenge,” said UNA President Dr. Kenneth Kitts. “So we thought the partnership with Schneider would be the best way to go about doing that.”

Through the partnership, 20% of UNA’s energy costs are expected to be cut by 2020. The updates throughout the campus will begin immediately.