Conserving Energy Earns Truman State University Nearly $100,000

Some smart energy upgrades at Truman State University will pay off in a big way. The energy-efficient upgrades at the Kirksville campus were made to the HVAC system, water chillers and variable frequency drives at Violette Hall and the Student Union Building . Because those facilities will use significantly less energy, the University will receive nearly $100,000 in cash incentives from Ameren Missouri. It’s also anticipated that the university will save more than $49,000 annually in energy costs. Susan Thomas, president at TSU, says the University hopes to reduce its carbon footprint by creating an ecologically sound, socially just and economically viable campus community. Thomas added that by working through through Ameren Missouri‚Äôs energy efficiency incentive program to upgrade the chiller systems helped the University meet commitments in their TRUImpact energy conservation action plan.