Keene, NH- College officials report the school has received $150,000.00 from Public Service of New Hampshire in association with The New Equipment and Construction Rebate Program for building system equipment in the new Technology, Design and Safety(TDS) Center, which opened in October of 2012.
In a press release Keene State’s Interim President, Jay Kahn said, “I would like to thank Public Service of New Hampshire for encouraging energy saving projects by rewarding businesses for achieving efficiencies. These programs ultimately benefit the state’s economy and environment.” Kahn went on to say,” Keene State College prioritizes efficiency and sustainability in plans for new facilities and for retrofitting operating efficiencies into existing facilities. It is important for an educational institution to model energy saving practices to students who enter the workplace with values to economize energy use and cost. The TDS Center is not only a model for effective teaching; it is an outstanding example of our commitment to sustainability.”
The center became eligible for the incentives after the school made significant investments in the TDS Center’s heating, ventilation, lighting and air conditioning systems.
The move that was made also to better accommodate other high end equipment housed in the center that’s utilized by students studying Sustainable Product Design and Innovation, Architecture and Safety and Occupational Health Applied Sciences, as the Center was designed to qualify for LEED Platinum certification.