The Facilities Division has placed a high emphasis on sustainability in all of its departments and their efforts across campus, from the new ink and toner cartridge recycling program to the installation of LED lights at Bartow Arena.
Last month UAB Recycling stepped up during the highly publicized boxing match between Deontay Wilder and Eric Molina at Bartow Arena to ensure all recyclable goods were collected.
The lighting at Bartow Arena has been updated, and that step alone will help the university save more than $35,000 annually in electricity costs.
“The first thing we should note is that the guys worked very safely,” said Matt Winslett, engineering manager for Facilities Division’s Energy Management. “This was a high, heavy and dangerous electrical installation requiring a 65-foot electrical man lift. These guys worked overtime and completed the job after hours, in the evenings, in less than a week.”