KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- The University of Tennessee's main campus plans to use $11 million in federal economic stimulus funding over the next two years as part of a major energy saving campaign.
UT-Knoxville Chancellor Jimmy Cheek announced the plans on Wednesday to mark Earth Day, saying the one-time money will provide long-term savings for students, faculty and staff for years into the future.
The $11 million is part of some $90 million in stimulus funding expected by the five-campus UT system. The flagship campus plans to use the money to upgrade windows in two older buildings and install energy efficient lighting, new steam meters, improved electrical transformers and thousands of motion-sensing light switches.
The State Building Commission will have final approval on the plan.
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