It’s seems like everyone is going green these days, including IPFW. The university just announced that they plan to build a green energy lab on campus. If you were to look at where the lab is set to be it doesnt look like much now, but soon youll be green with envy. How? First, here’s a pop qui. “How do we stop using fossil fuels for our electricity?" How about by using solar panels, a vegetated roof, and even a wind turbine; all which would be conveniently located right here in Fort Wayne’s backyard. According to the lab’s director, Regina Leffers, "its going to be a training ground, the building itself is going to be an educational tool." Youve heard of blue collar and white collar, but how about green collar? "Well be training our students for green collared jobs” says Leffers. The lab will bring with it a new addition to Fort Wayne, a 900-kilowatt wind turbine. "Indiana is the leading state for wind turbine farms” says Leffers. This new lab will even help by reutilizing storm water. Storm water will be collected and reused in ways like flushing toilets. Leffers says they hope to get funding from the stimulus package. She says IPFW has already applied for a grant and the outlook looks good. Construction is set to begin sometime this year.