Siemens has begun an energy audit of 84 university buildings.
Company official Michael Azzara predicts the improvements will save U of L nearly $4 million in annual energy costs.
“There will be a financing mechanism in place that will pay for the cost of the improvements. The university will retire the cost of the financing, the debt service over a period of time through the savings that we guarantee,” he said.
Azzara says the improvements will include modern systems controlling the use of electricity, water and other resources.
U of L also announced that a university sustainability council will be formed to take on school-related environmental issues.