UNH has a bright idea.
Students living in University of New Hampshire New Hampshire, one of the New England states of the NE United States. It is bordered by Massachusetts (S), Vermont, with the Connecticut R. forming the boundary (W), the Canadian province of Quebec (NW), and Maine and a short strip of the Atlantic Ocean (E). residence halls received a bright welcome this fall, with free compact fluorescent light bulbs for their desk lamps.
A coalition of UNH Unh
The symbol for the element unnilhexium. offices, coordinated by the university's Energy Task Force, distributed 1,720 energy-saving CFLs to students, eliminating the need for less-efficient incandescent in·can·des·cent
1. Emitting visible light as a result of being heated.
2. Shining brilliantly; very bright. See Synonyms at bright.
The bulbs--known as CFLs--are estimated to save the university $17,250 in energy costs. Their greenhouse gas greenhouse gas
Any of the atmospheric gases that contribute to the greenhouse effect.
greenhouse gas reduction will be the equivalent of not driving 11.3 passenger cars for one year.
The 13-watt CFLs--equivalent to 60-watt incandescent bulbs were purchased at a cost of $3,000. Funds raised at a student-organized Step It tip event at UNH in spring 2007 provided a third of the cost; the Office of Sustainability and the office of the vice president finance and administration each matched those funds with $1,000. In addition, UNH's Housing office purchased 1,000 more CFLs to replace incandescent bulbs in built-in fixtures in residence halls.
The CFLs for students will be divided among UNH's 23 residence halls and are being distributed door-to-door by hall directors over the first few weeks of the fall semester se·mes·ter
One of two divisions of 15 to 18 weeks each of an academic year.
[German, from Latin (cursus) s .