Salem College takes green steps

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WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Salem College has spent more than $1 million on energy-efficiency improvements on its campus to protect the environment and conserve energy.

“Brady Energy has done a great job working with us in partnership to help us go greener, and we really care about going green,” Susan Pauly, the college’s president, said Tuesday during a media tour. “Our students are active in that regard, and they make us so proud. They really care about the environment.”

Brady Inc., a Greensboro-based provider of energy systems for commercial and industrial facilities, started phase one of Salem College’s energy-efficiency project about a year ago.

College officials and Brady estimate that the renovations will make these reductions annually:

  • More than 825,000 kilowatt hours, the average used by 56 households (seven city blocks)
  • More than 16,000 therms (1.6 million cubic feet of natural gas), the average used by 28 households (3.5 city blocks)
  • 2.9 million gallons of water, the average used by 53 households (6.6 city blocks)

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