16 May '11, 4pm

Graduate Students Improve Energy Efficiency, Save Money Across US: (Charlotte, NC – May 16, 2011) A program laun...

(Charlotte, NC – May 16, 2011) A program launched in North Carolina in 2009 to help universities increase energy efficiency and save money is expanding into a national effort to curb greenhouse gas pollution in five states, including Texas, Georgia, New York, Washington D.C. and New Jersey. Climate Corps Public Sector, an innovative summer fellowship program developed by Environmental Defense Fund, specially trains graduate students to sleuth out energy efficiency savings in local governments, higher education and other organizations. In the summers of 2009 and 2010, fellows identified projects that could reduce energy use by 46 percent. Cost savings are directly linked to improvements in lighting, computer equipment, and heating and cooling systems. Fellows document how to use savings to pay for energy upgrades. The program is credited with helping North Carolina Central ...

Full article: http://www.edf.org/pressrelease.cfm?contentID=11765

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