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Digital cooling system saves thousands of dollars at ABAC

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By Delivrine Registre - bio | email

October 7, 2008

TIFTON, GA (WALB) - A new system at ABAC is saving the university thousands of dollars in energy costs. Those savings are going a long way at a time when the state is requiring thousands more to be cut from school budgets.

A new digital energy management system at ABAC allows for the precise control of lights and the heating and cooling of their buildings. This system helped the college save 40,000 dollars over last years energy costs.

"We monitor the temperatures in everyone of the buildings, and then we adjust the temperatures based on the use of the building. We bring the temperature up if the building is unoccupied, and we will bring the temperature down if there are more people," said Sodexo Director of Facility Services, Andy Bihl.

ABAC is also looking to install more motion sensors for classroom and hallways that automatically turn off lights when the area is not being used.

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