While electrical work continues to bring the turbines online, other on-campus energy initiatives are underway. Following on the heels of a series of Energy Control Measures (ECMs) in 2009 - which included the installation of solar hot water, a lighting retrofit, new lighting controls and heating and air conditioning upgrades throughout the main campus, and the installation of an automatic pool cover and new pool filter in the Fitness & Wellness Center - the college will implement a new energy saving measure this spring.
“Not only will we be saving energy, but we’ll be improving the air quality as well by reducing the humidity.”
Bids are currently being accepted and will be opened on Jan. 27. Once a company is selected, work will begin during the spring semester, with anticipated completion in May. The 3,375 square-foot pool will remain open throughout the process, and the project, which will pay for itself in energy savings within a year and half, is yet another way the college will reduce its carbon footprint while simultaneously saving money.