by DeLaSalle | | Headlines

The next time you look up in the Florance Center, you will see LED lights that illuminate the room.

Those lights are an example of action DeLaSalle has taken to continue reducing its greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs. For the third year in a row, efforts like converting to LED lights, as well as replacing a 1920s era boiler with a newer model, and improving the efficiency of the school’s HVAC system has earned DeLaSalle Energy Star certification from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. DeLaSalle’s ENERGY STAR score has increased to 86 this year, from a baseline of 73 in 2014.

DeLaSalle has also drawn local praise for its sustainability efforts. The City of Minneapolis recently recognized DeLaSalle as a Challenge Leader in its Building Energy Challenge, with a goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 15 percent by 2020. City officials say DeLaSalle is one of about 15 facilities on pace to meet the challenge.

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