Culver-Stockton College is confident a nearly $4-million infrastructure overhaul will have a positive impact on both the environment and the college's bottom line.
Energy-efficiency upgrades are currently underway throughout the campus in Canton, Mo.
Joe Liesen, who is Executive Director of Administrative Systems and Services, says a few of the 22 on-campus buildings will receive new heating and cooling units.
He says a majority of them will also get new light bulbs and fixtures, which are already making a difference.
"For example, when I walk into my building and I open the door into the hallway, the hallway is dark," says Liesen. "And then as I step in, 'boom,' the lights come on and so the occupancy sensors are really cool."
He says the upgrades should save the college about $375,000 annually, which will be used to help pay for the work.
The college says this project will also reduce its carbon footprint by nearly 5-million pounds of carbon dioxide each year.
Most of the work should be completed within the next few months.