Earlham College Approves Energy Conservation Project With Performance Services Indianapolis, IN. The Earlham College Board of Trustees has approved the implementation of a campus energy conservation project at their February board meeting. Performance Services was previously selected to provide a proposal for a guaranteed energy savings project and completed the detailed facilities assessment in May of 2014. “We are excited to have this opportunity to work with Earlham College to move forward with energy savings opportunities on campus and start this important phase of their overall Comprehensive Sustainability Plan,” said Tony Kuykendall, business development manager for Performance Services.
The project includes the cost of design, engineering, project management, repairs, retrofits/modifications, installation, measurement and verification, and training. The energy-focused renovation project will ultimately save energy costs, operational costs, and help with systems maintainability. The scope of the project includes lighting, water conservation, building envelope, central plant, and heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems for both academic and residence hall buildings. The project will include the majority of the existing Earlham campus, with the exception of Stanley Hall, Tyler Hall, campus perimeter housing, and the new Center for the Visual & Performing Arts.
“We are taking a big step in energy conservation as part of Earlham’s comprehensive sustainability plan,” said Ian Smith, director of facilities. “We are excited to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of our campus while providing an experiential and engaging learning opportunity for students.” Earlham College in Richmond, Ind., is nationally recognized for its unusually strong commitment to undergraduate teaching and for producing graduates who believe in their ability to change the world.
Founded by Quakers in 1847, that influence is still deeply felt on campus through the College’s collaborative approach to governance and learning. One of 40 “Colleges that Change Lives,” Earlham’s 1,100 students represent nearly 80 countries and form a community that cares deeply about a wide range of foreign and domestic issues. Visit www.earlham.edu. Performance Services is an Indiana-based, integrated design and delivery engineering company that specializes in new construction and renovating schools, universities, and healthcare facilities to deliver optimal environments and high performance buildings. Innovative wind and solar power systems are integral to the construction services portfolio. The company has provided solutions to customers since 1998 and is the leading qualified provider of guaranteed energy savings projects and ENERGY STAR® certified education facilities in Indiana.