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Painting Correctional Institutions Green: How Using Green Technology Can Reduce Correctional Institution Costs

NCJ Number
248575
Journal
Corrections Today Dated: July/August 2014 Pages: 20-21
Author(s)
Doris Wells
Date Published
August 2014
Length
2 pages
Annotation
This guidebook provides correctional administrators with a comprehensive and informative discussion of how green technologies can reduce their operating costs.
Abstract
Prison costs are steadily rising and State budgets are being cut, as such correctional institutions are seeking ways to reduce costs. Based on an NIJ-funded research analysis through the Corrections Technology Center of Excellence (one of the National Law Enforcement and Corrections Technology Centers) the Greening Corrections Technology Guidebook (NCJ 238046) shows that many energy-efficient devices and procedures (green technologies and systems) can reduce correctional institutions' costs. The Guidebook provides correctional administrators with a comprehensive and informative discussion of how green technologies can reduce their operating costs. It further details examples that support the cost savings from the use of many green technologies at various departments of correction, presents Web links that connect to additional supporting data, and examines short case studies of success stories.

Date Published: August 1, 2014