Campus Shutdown Nets Hundreds of Thousands In Savings

Officials at Western Kentucky University are tallying up the savings after shutting down the campus over the holidays.

Starting December 15th and ending early Monday morning, the university set thermostats low, unplugged all electronics, including vending machines and water fountains, and defrosted hundreds of refrigerators.

The goal was to save one-million kilowatt hours of electricity.

Western officials say it appears the university saved at least $80,000 because of the shutdown.

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