11/12/2010 10:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

John Graham: University Of Texas' Frank Erwin Center Director Leads The Way In Cutting Energy Use

Five years ago, when energy prices soared, John Graham, the director of the University of Texas' basketball arena, went on a mission. [...]

With basketball season about to kick off this year (women play their first home exhibition game today, while the men open the season at home on Monday), the 33-year-old Erwin Center is a far more energy-conscious place than it was when Graham started his money-saving push. Between fiscal 2006-2007 and fiscal 2008-2009, the Erwin Center's electricity usage has dropped by 15.4 percent. Use of chilled water (for air-conditioning) is down by nearly 12 percent.

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