University News
For Immediate Release: 
May 19 2011

CONTACT: Sarah Dalton
Concord University
Office of Advancement
PO Box 1000, Athens, WV 24712
(304) 384-6312, news@concord.edu

Energy Saving Renovations Completed On Concord University's Fine Arts Building

ATHENS, W.Va. - Concord University announces completion of energy saving HVAC (Heating, Ventilating and Air Conditioning) renovations to the Alexander Fine Arts Building on the Athens Campus.

Renovation of the existing boiler plant included removal and replacement of existing boilers and associated equipment service. In addition, Direct Digital Controls (DDC) were installed as part of an energy performance contract designed to reduce utility costs on the university campus. The controls were expanded to accommodate the equipment installed as part of this project, therefore further reducing energy consumption.

Energy savings are generated from improved boiler efficiencies, which will result in gas savings. Electrical energy savings are realized due to improved pumping efficiencies and reduced fan operating hours. It is estimated that this project will save 596,300,000 BTUs annually.

Trane of Roanoke, Va. was the general contractor performing the work.

The $1,000,000 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act project was supported by the Department of Energy under award number DE-EE0000113. This energy program was a cooperative effort of the West Virginia Division of Energy and the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.

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