Beneath the pristine green lawn outside Prairie Village’s community center, 32 holes each plunge deeper than the length of a football field. Although not visible, they serve an essential function, creating a pathway for a new geothermal heating and cooling system for three Prairie Village government buildings.
After a month of competition, the three University of Kansas buildings competing in the Lights Out! energy-saving contest are making major reductions in their energy use. Bailey Hall, Green Hall and Summerfield Hall have combined to save 10% off their overall energy use, compared to last February.