Amy Jones-Timoney

By

Providing Light to Campus: "Who Does That?"

Published: Nov 29, 2012

 

 

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 29, 2012) — The University of Kentucky’s recently concluded $25 million energy savings project is beginning to show dividends. Energy costs have been cut by $2.4 million a year, and the university's annual carbon dioxide output has been slashed by more than 23 tons, the equivalent of removing 45,755 cars from the state’s roads.

 

A significant portion of that savings — $494,000 — is the result of updating campus lighting in 49 buildings. Energy efficient light bulbs have been installed in about 165,750 fixtures.

 

Not only is the savings surprising, but so has been the reaction of the community. In a recent interview about upgrades in the Chemistry-Physics Building, Chemistry Chair Mark Meier said, ”The improvement in the light level was shocking. This is what people notice.”

 

People have also noticed their fellow workers who have toiled to replace those thousands of light bulbs. View today's video to learn their story of keeping The Kentucky Promise.

 

UKNow's "Who Does That?" series is a monthly feature.  To view past "Who Does That?" videos, click on this playlist: http://www.youtube.com/course?list=EC3A58B61002EAAA78. We want to showcase how UK students, faculty and staff work each and every day to keep The Kentucky Promise alive and well. 

 

If you've ever wondered "Who does that?" about something at UK, please email us with your question.  Who knows?  We might just use your question for our next feature!  

 

 

MEDIA CONTACT: Gail Hairston, (859) 257-3302, gghair2@uky.edu

 

TO OBTAIN VIDEO INFORMATION:  Amy Jones, (859) 257-2940, amy.jones2@uky.edu OR Kody Kiser, (859) 257-5282

arolled_who_does_that_copy_01002321.jpgarolled_who_does_that_copy_01004604.jpgarolled_who_does_that_copy_01005720.jpgarolled_who_does_that_copy_01010000.jpglight_bulb_changing_on_campus_2012-11-14_005_06413118.jpg
January
 
 
 
 
1
 
Thu
2
 
Fri
3
 
Sat
4
 
Sun
5
 
Mon
6
 
Tue
7
 
Wed
8
 
Thu
9
 
Fri
10
 
Sat
11
 
Sun
12
 
Mon
13
Job Club: Job Search Strategies for the New Year: A 15 Day Action Plan
Tue
14
Bicycle Trivia
LNFS Presents: Hercules
Wildcat Wellness: Meditation
Wed
15
LNFS Presents: Dazed and Confused
LNFS Presents: Boyhood
MLK "I Have A Dream" Silent March, Vigil & Program
Thu
16
MLK Multicutural Org Fair
Fri
17
 
Sat
18
 
Sun
19
 
Mon
20
 
Tue
21
LNFS Presents: Mission Impossible 3
Wildcat Wellness: Meditation
Caregiver Support Group
Wed
22
LNFS Presents: Big Hero 6
LNFS Presents: Together With You (He ni zai yi ki)
Thu
23
LNFS Presents: Five Broken Cameras
LNFS Presents: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
National Student Exchange (NSE) Info Session
Cultural Coffee Hour
Fri
24
Pershing Rifles Drill Meet
Welcome Back Students Swing Dance!
Sat
25
 
Sun
26
Career & Major Exploration Session @ 11 a.m.
Career & Major Exploration Session @ Noon
Career & Major Exploration Session @ 2 p.m.
Mon
27
Pinterest Party #1
Job Club: Using Networking to Find and Land a Hidden Job
Career & Major Exploration Session @ 1 p.m.
Career & Major Exploration Session @ 2 p.m.
Career & Major Exploration Session @ 3 p.m.
Tue
28
LNFS Presents: There Will Be Blood
Wildcat Wellness: Meditation
National Student Exchange (NSE) Info Session
Chapel Talk: Why The Church Should Support Marriage Equality
Wed
29
LNFS Presents: Mulholland Drive
LNFS Presents: Fury
Tattoo Exhibit
CatWatch Party #1
Thu
30
LNFS Presents: Clerks
LNFS Presents: Friday
Cultural Coffee Hour
Faculty Media Depot Opening Reception
Fri
31
 
Sat

Mon, 02/02/2015

Tue, 02/03/2015

Repeats every week until Thu Apr 30 2015 except Wed Mar 18 2015.
Wed, 02/04/2015

Reset Page