NEWARK, Ohio, May 10, 2016 – Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) and The Ohio State University at Newark have been recognized for the 5th year in a row by American Electric Power (AEP) for demonstrating commitment to energy efficiency and the environment. The shared campus participates in AEP Ohio's savings incentives programs for businesses.
"Since 2012 we have received five awards from AEP recognizing the campus' sustainability efforts," said Superintendent of Facilities Brian Boehmer.
AEP provided a certificate of recognition to COTC and Ohio State Newark which outlines that measures taken by the campus save 14.94 tons of CO2 annually. In 2007, Ohio passed a law that required state institutions to report all energy usage and demonstrate a 20 percent reduction in energy consumption by 2014.
"We've met and exceeded our goals, but continue to work toward doing more," said Boehmer. "COTC and Ohio State Newark are committed to environmental stewardship and energy efficiency."
Central Ohio Technical College and The Ohio State University at Newark have forged an outstanding array of educational opportunities for the central Ohio region and beyond. This partnership is viewed as a model for higher education in the state of Ohio. At Central Ohio Technical College, students gain hands-on, applicable experience to begin working in the field, or to transfer those credits toward a bachelor's degree program. The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that's challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State's more than 200 majors.