University Of Toledo To Make Electrical Upgrades With State Assistance
Project will improve indoor air quality, reduce energy consumption and future maintenance costs

State Representative Michael Ashford (D-Toledo) announced today that the state has released over $1 million in funding to the University of Toledo for the Building Automation System Upgrades project. The university will replace 20-year-old failing electrical equipment panels that control the building’s heating, cooling and lighting. The State Controlling Board released $1,448,600 for the project in total.

“These upgrades will create a more comfortable learning environment for students and significantly reduce the university’s energy consumption,” said Rep. Ashford. “This project is essential to prevent future electrical damage to buildings and significantly reduce costs of repairs over time.”

Parts to maintain the outdated electrical systems are becoming harder to find, increasing the cost of repairs and raising concerns over potential damage brought on by the outdated wiring. The university’s project will replace failing equipment across four campuses in various classrooms, laboratories and support buildings. Completion of the project will improve indoor air quality, reduce maintenance repair time and costs, result in reliable temperature control, improve student comfort and ensure further reductions in energy consumption and costs.

The University of Toledo’s Purchasing Department will contract with Siemens Industry Inc. to perform the electrical repairs. 

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