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University Receives Grant for Energy Efficient Lighting

July 6, 2010

Averett University is pleased to announce that it has received a grant from Energy Alliance that will allow the university to purchase energy efficient lighting for its Main Campus as well as its campuses across the state.

"We are very appreciative of the grant from Energy Alliance," said Averett President Dr. Tiffany Franks. "The university is always looking at ways to update and improve facilities around our campuses for our students, faculty and staff. The grant provides us with one way to achieve this and to be environmentally responsible."

As part of Averett's ongoing efforts to 'go green' all light bulbs, fluorescent lighting as well as sodium parking lot lights will be replaced with energy efficient options. Not only will this lighting be more energy efficient, it will be longer lasting. With a historic campus that is more than a century old, Averett is constantly looking for ways to upgrade and modernize its facilities while maintaining its traditions and the integrity of its beautiful campus.

The university will start installing the more energy efficient lighting this fall. Once the project is complete, approximately 1,500 light fixtures in offices, residence halls, classrooms and computer labs around Averett will be more "green."

ALERT is an acronym for Advanced Lighting Equipment Replacement Technology. VistaBright Lighting, a national supplier of lighting products, has organized an alliance of leading lighting industry manufacturers, distributors, and electrical contractors to help promote energy efficient lighting through multiple public relation venues.