Malone official recognized for energy efficiency project

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 five 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.

YOU CAN RENT ASHLAND’S REC CENTER – Are you looking for a location to hold a family reunion, graduation party, or birthday party?

The Ashland University Rec Center has a variety of indoor and outdoor facilities available to rent, which include an aerobics room, a game room, pool, racquetball courts, gym courts, MAC court, intramural field, and sand volleyball courts. During the summer, these spaces may be rented Monday-Saturday: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sunday: 12 to 9 p.m. In addition, entire facility rentals are offered during non-operational hours.

If you are interested in renting space within the facility, go to: and click on “Facility Reservation Form” then return the form to the Rec Center or stop in the Rec Center and fill out a reservation request form.

(EDITOR’S NOTE: Thursday’s View From The Pugh column features upcoming local events. E-mail to submit an item for consideration for a future column).


Posted on May 31, 2012, in Family events and tagged , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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