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Northwest Missouri State University


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Northwest Energy Manager Dan Boyt and Facility Services student employee Adam Keup began upgrades last spring to outdoor lighting at the Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza. The recently completed project will help Northwest save more than $3,000 annually.

Northwest Energy Manager Dan Boyt and Facility Services student employee Adam Keup began upgrades last spring to outdoor lighting at the Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza. The recently completed project will help Northwest save more than $3,000 annually. (Photo by Darren Whitley/Northwest Missouri State University)

July 24, 2015

Northwest upgrades lighting at flag plaza, Houston Center

By Nikeila Jensen, media relations assistant

As Northwest Missouri State University readies its campus for a new academic year and the Robert and Virginia Foster Fitness Center nears completion, lighting elements surrounding the facility have undergone upgrades that will save the University thousands of dollars annually.

Northwest Facility Services staff recently replaced dated metal halide fixtures at the Joyce and Harvey White International Plaza and the Ron Houston Center for the Performing Arts with new LED fixtures.

The new lights have a longer lifespan, provide more light and result in an increased energy savings for Northwest.

“The project saves approximately 45,000 kilowatt hours a year for financial savings of over $3,000 and a carbon reduction of 30 tons annually,” Northwest Energy Manager Daniel Boyt said, adding the project will pay for itself within three years.

KCP&L funded a portion of the installation through its rebate program.


For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager
mhorn@nwmissouri.edu | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
215 Administration Building | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468