A few weeks ago, an OED staff member had the opportunity to visit Bethel College in Mishawaka. Bethel College received a $80,337.50 grant from our office; the college was required to provide a 50% cost share. With those funds, the college made a significant number of lighting retrofits in Goodman Gymnasium, Bowen Library, and its Physical Plant building. An ION Enterprise metering system, a small box that will enable real-time tracking and trending of electrical consumption in seven buildings, was also installed.
In addition to all of those improvements, Bethel College also focused its efforts on Shupe Residential Hall, a freshman girls' dorm. Two 78% efficient boilers were removed and replaced with 94% efficient units, and a 60% efficient hot water boiler was replaced with a 98% efficient unit. With the inefficient units in place, officials frequently noticed open dorm windows in cold weather, which obviously doesn't keep energy costs low!
Take a look at the sleek, new units:
Congratulations to Bethel College for a job well done!