College gets stimulus funds
- Published: June 12, 2010
Antioch College was one of 13 Ohio institutions of higher education to receive federal stimulus funds to upgrade facilities to be more energy efficient, according to a June 10 press release.
“These projects reinforce Ohio’s commitment to energy efficiency,” according to Governor Ted Strickland in the release. “The awards announced today strengthen all sectors of Ohio’s economy to create jobs and lay a foundation for Ohio to lead the nation in the efficient use of electricity. We appreciate President Obama, and the members of Ohio’s Congressional delegation who supported the Recovery Act, for their commitment to job creation in the growing energy industry.”
The college received $289,887 to retrofit the Glen Helen Ecology Institute building and to install a ground-source, 29-ton heat pump.
Other stimulus fund recipients were Bowling Green State University, Cleveland Institute of Art, Hocking Technical College, Lourdes College, Oberlin College, Ohio University, Ohio Wesleyan, Stark State College of Technology, Wittenberg University and Ursuline College.
The Ohio Department of Transportation also received $1,662,500 in stimulus funds for the installation of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies at a variety of rest areas on interstate highways. Altogether, the state received $25 million through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program.