Rep. Ashford Announces State Investment To Help UT Upgrade Outdated Energy Systems
Second phase project will reduce energy consumption, utility costs

State Rep. Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) today announced the release of $1,448,700 in state dollars to University of Toledo (UT) for the Campus Energy Cost Reduction project. The second phase of the ongoing project includes installing digital controllers to new motion sensors and replacing old pneumatic thermostats with newer digital models. Together, the upgrades in energy systems will help the university reduce its energy consumption and utility costs while boosting air quality and allowing for better temperature regulation. 

“Outdated energy systems mean money out the window that could otherwise be used to improve the learning environment for UT students,” said Ashford. “Reducing energy waste and improving the classroom experience will position both the university and its students for continued success.”  

The current UT energy systems, installed between 1950-1990, are now outdated and considered wasteful by today’s energy standards. The Campus Energy Cost Reduction project consists of three phases aimed at reducing energy consumption and utility costs at UT. The first phase addressed lighting in University Hall, Wolfe Hall, Learning Resource Center, Collier Building, and Mulford Library.

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