Slippery Rock University has partnered with Ever-Green Energy to reduce the university’s greenhouse gas emissions and achieve carbon neutrality by 2037, as part of a program supported by a grant from the West Penn Power Sustainable Energy Fund.

“Ever-Green will provide the University with options to eliminate carbon emissions and provide more economical operations over the long term,” Scanlon said. “Our current boiler plant and underground steam distribution system is quite old and the maintenance and repair costs will continue to escalate at an increasing rate, making it unsustainable going forward. There are many options to replacing the existing system, including a variety of all-electric geothermal systems, but it’s important to make decisions soon in order to phase construction of such a large-scale project that could take 10 to 15 years to complete.”

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