Bringing Higher Efficiency to Higher Education

Webinar:  June 13, 2019 at 2 pm-3 pm US East Coast Time

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Delivering Campus Upgrades and Carbon Reduction through Efficiency Service Agreements

Enthusiasm for sustainability and carbon reduction runs high at colleges and universities, but so do the apparent financial barriers to implementing campus-wide energy efficiency upgrades. This webinar explored how Wells College worked with Metrus Energy to launch a project that will deliver significant energy savings and a more comfortable living and learning environment—with no upfront cost to the college.

The webinar featured Robert Cree, VP and CFO at Wells College; Bob Hinkle, president of Metrus Energy; and Eric Howard, Director of Strategic Partnerships at Second Nature.

Located in in the Finger Lakes region of New York, Wells College recently celebrated its 150th anniversary and, in preparation for the next 150 years, sought to make improvements that would reduce its energy needs while upgrading key systems in its residential buildings and academic spaces.

To help achieve its vision, Wells entered into a $2.2 million Efficiency Services Agreement (ESA) project with Metrus. The work includes campus lighting, comfort control upgrades, building envelope, steam traps and significant new HVAC controls. These efficiency improvements will result in approximately a 14% reduction in total electricity use on campus and a 28% drop in fossil fuel (propane and fuel oil) consumption. 

The webinar focused on similar projects valued at $2 million to $10 million. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel.

The target audience for this webinar:
** CFO, operations staff, and energy managers

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Note: This webinar will be recorded and available on the Second Nature website about one week after the live event.  Those who register for the webinar will be added to Second Nature’s mailing list so that they can be informed about future educational programs.