Joe K Energizes Pine Manor Community

  • By Marie Szaniszlo
Marie Szaniszlo

Pine Manor College in Chestnut Hill yesterday became the first college in the nation to team up with Joe Kennedy’s Citizens Energy Corp. to go green. The 480-student women’s college will put up $1.5 million – just over the total amount it spent last year on fuel and electricity – to have the corporation upgrade its lighting, plumbing, boilers, heating, ventilation and air conditioning to make them more energy-efficient.

In return, the school will save about $350,000 a year, Joe Kennedy said. “This is pioneering,” he said. “Ultimately, we hope to make what we’re doing here an example to every college.”