The Catholic University of America

July 6, 2006

Catholic University Receives $23K Grant for Energy Studies Program

The Catholic University of America will receive $23,000 from a D.C. Energy Office grant awarded to six local universities to fund energy studies programs. American University, Catholic University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University and Trinity University all were awarded part of the grant. The average award was $18,978.

CUA facilities staff will use the money to do energy conservation studies on campus, primarily in the Raymond A. DuFour [athletic] Center.

The D.C. Energy Office program is designed to encourage local institutions to find and implement conservation measures that will reduce electrical energy consumption.

For more information about the grant, visit the D.C. Energy Office Web site.

To read about other CUA conservation initiatives, visit the following links:

New Initiative Urges Campus Energy Conservation - Inside CUA
Catholic University Signs Up for New Wind Power Project - Press Release
National Report Finds CUA Looking Quite Green - Inside CUA

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Media contact(s):
· Chris Harrison, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600,
· Katie Lee, CUA Office of Public Affairs, 202-319-5600,