Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 38.05
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date June 2, 2011
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Western Kentucky University
IN-2: Innovation 2

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Christian Ryan-Downing
Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

WKYU/PBS Studio 1 Lighting Renovation
In 2010, the campus WKYU/PBS Studio underwent a major lighting makeover. An LED (light emitting diode) lighting system replaced an aging, 40 year old incandescent system that regularly malfunctioned, required expensive specialized bulb replacement, wasted energy, and generated much unnecessary heat. The LEDs will reduce energy consumption by 97% and last tens of thousands of hours. The bulbs will never need replacement and produce only a small amount of heat. Most importantly, WKU broadcast production students have the opportunity to use the most innovative lighting technology found in a university television studio. The studio is the only one if its kind at any university campus in the world.

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