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Darton College creates a culture of conservation

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Darton College is helping create a culture of conservation.

The school was named one of fifteen Partnership for a Sustainable Georgia Award winners.

Darton won the state energy conservation award.

It cut energy use by converting boilers and AC units to run more efficiently.

The school will also get $490,000 in grants for new light fixtures and a pool cover to cut costs even more.

"The governor released the initiative in April of 2008 and within one year Darton had met the demand and reduced our gas and electrical use," said Krista Robitz, Darton College Communications Dir.

Darton reduced energy use by 22 percent, that will save more than a half million dollars in three years.

Darton was the only school on the winner's list.

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