ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A historic building on the University of New Mexico’s campus is the next step in efforts to become carbon neutral.

The Zimmerman Library was selected to receive solar panels on its roof after a year-long effort by the university to find a suitable building. The university expects to save $25,000 and reduce its carbon footprint by 15 tons per year.

According to UNM Newsroom, the $400,000 project was approved this past March. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the University’s limited operations, the solar panel project is not considered essential and construction will likely be scheduled after the return of normal operations.