Overall Rating Bronze - expired
Overall Score 38.05
Liaison Leslie North
Submission Date June 2, 2011
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Western Kentucky University
IN-4: Innovation 4

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Lesley Heck
Assistant to Sustainability Coordinator
Office of Sustainability
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome:

Solar Thermal Array
As part of WKU's Energy Saving's Performance Contract, a solar thermal array has been installed on the Preston Activities Center roof that will use the sun’s radiant energy to heat the swimming pool. The collectors are expected to perform 10 months per year, as measured by Solar British Thermal Unit (BTU) output. WKU is guaranteed to save at least $10,963 annually by reducing the amount of natural gas required for heating as a result of this installation. With an initial project investment of $96,410, these annual savings result in a project payback of 8.8 years.


A letter of affirmation from an individual with relevant expertise:
The website URL where information about the innovation is available:
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