Purdue receives $81,000 rebate check for energy efficiencies

March 20, 2013  

On Thursday (March 14), Purdue received an $81,000 rebate check from Energizing Indiana and Duke Energy for recently realized energy efficiencies.

"With the Commercial and Industrial Prescriptive Rebate Program, Energizing Indiana aims to lower electric energy consumption and decrease overall energy costs, as well as encourage vendors and contractors to actively promote and install energy-efficient technologies like those at Purdue," says Bob Nuss, managing director of Energizing Indiana. "Business owners and facility managers have the potential for huge savings by taking advantage of these rebates. Plus, it's the environmentally responsible thing to do."

Energizing Indiana pulls together state utility companies, businesses and customers to work to achieve the mutual goals of lower energy consumption, decreased overall energy costs and the installation of energy-efficient technologies.

"The installation of our new chiller is one of the recent steps we've taken to become more energy-efficient," says Bob McMains, vice president for physical facilities. "We plan to continue to strive toward more efficient energy consumption and to do so with the collaboration of our community partners."

This particular rebate was equal to $30 per ton of the new 2,700-ton chiller at the Northwest Chiller Plant. The rebate represents 11 percent of the chiller's purchase price.

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