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IT student groups conduct home energy audit



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Institute of Technology engineering students from the University of Minnesota’s Active Energy Club and Engineers Without Borders student chapter have adopted a home in St. Paul where they have conducted an energy audit. Using high-tech computer systems, the students pinpointed several simple solutions that will improve the energy efficiency of the house. For example, upgrades to lighting and insulation, increased water conservation and using programmable thermostats can all reduce the amount of energy a home uses.

The project gives the homeowner valuable knowledge, free of charge, on how to make their house more efficient and gives the students hands-on learning.

Courtesy University News Service

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