FSE Goes to back to CollegeFebruary 2012
"Those who can, do. Those who can't, teach." Kent State University and Earlham College are sidestepping the old adage by not only continuing centuries of excellence in education, but also taking action through commissioning projects.
Kent State University- As one of the most historic universities in Ohio, Kent State University's eight-campus system is among the largest regional systems in the country. Recently, Kent State hired Four Seasons Environmental, Inc. to commission the renovation of three, multi-story residential buildings on its main campus, located in Kent, Ohio. The Tri-Towers Residence Halls project includes the complete retrofit of all HVAC systems, providing climate comfort to the dorms. Four Seasons will also be commissioning additional House Bill work that will retrofit lighting systems and domestic hot water systems. "Kent State has a long tradition of excellence, and we're excited to help make student life more energy efficient, and comfortable," says Mark Hayden, commissioning group manager at Four Seasons Environmental, Inc. To learn more about Kent State University, please visit www.Kent.edu.
Earlham College - Originally a "select" school, open only to Quakers residing in the area, Earlham College has grown to house a diverse student population of approximately 1,200 undergraduate students over 800 acres. Earlham College selected FSE to commission a project to provide a 36,000-square-foot addition and renovation to the Natural Sciences Center, located on Earlham's main campus. This addition will house state-of-the-art laboratory facilities where students and researchers will engage in cross-discipline study. FSE will commission HVAC, HVAC controls, domestic hot water systems, elevators, fire and life safety systems, and laboratory systems. "We're excited to partner with an owner that has such a rich cultural heritage in their community," says Mark. "With such a unique college history, we're excited to help the College carve its future with an emphasis on energy efficiency." To learn more about Earlham College, please visit www.Earlham.edu.