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6348-Malone University’s Jim Palone awarded for campus energy efficiency.

6348-May 29, 2012

Malone University's director of physical plant, Jim Palone, was recently notified that the University was awarded a certificate of recognition from AEP Ohio for a completed energy efficiency project as part of the company's Business Incentives Program. The Malone initiative will reduce energy use by 36048 kWh per year, and reduce CO2 emissions by 30.8 tons. Specifically, Malone reduced energy use through a gym lighting retrofit project that replaced forty 375 watt metal halide light fixtures with forty T8 florescent fixtures.

This is the equivalent of as many as 5 cars off the road per year.

AEP expressed its gratitude to Malone University for its commitment to energy efficiency and the environment by participating in AEP's Ohio's savings incentives program for business in a statement recognizing the University for exhibiting leadership in environmental awareness and sustainability as an early adopter of energy efficiency and environmentalism.

According to Palone, The maintenance department also replaced over 500 T12 bulbs and 220 magnetic ballasts with energy efficient T8 bulbs and electronic ballasts throughout the campus. The AEP Gridsmart Program has afforded Malone University a great opportunity to continue our effort to become as energy efficient as possible.

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone is recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, named an NAIA Champions of Character Five Star Award winner, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S.News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2012.


Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424

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