CCAC South Campus celebrates completion of innovative college energy conservation project on April 25

Article by: CCAC Public Relations

Press Release

CCAC South Campus to celebrate completion of innovative college energy conservation project on April 25
Event will include signing of the Better Buildings Challenge presidential leadership initiative

PITTSBURGH—The Community College of Allegheny County South Campus and the wider community will celebrate the official completion of the South Campus Energy Conservation Project on Monday, April 25, with a ribbon cutting ceremony, followed by the signing of the U.S. presidential leadership initiative, the Better Buildings Challenge. The event will be held in the South Campus Mezzanine from 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and will include remarks by Quintin Bullock, president, CCAC; James Messer, chief facilities officer, CCAC; Troy Geanopulos, The Efficiency Network; and Rodney Boniti, H.E. Neumann Co. Tours of the South Campus energy conservation project will be available following the program.

To ensure the efficient use of resources, a campus-wide Energy Retrofit Project encompassing mechanical, plumbing and electrical systems got underway at South Campus in 2014. Designed by The Efficiency Network, the project has already resulted in more than $249,000 in energy and water cost savings while providing a much more comfortable campus environment and reducing carbon dioxide equivalent emissions by over 1,100 metric tons. The South Campus project included the installation of new chillers, boilers, a rooftop AC unit, high-efficiency plumbing fixtures and LED exterior lighting.

Through the Better Buildings Challenge, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) highlights leaders who have committed to upgrading buildings and plants across their portfolios while providing their energy savings data and strategies as models for others to follow. CCAC will join with U.S. companies, universities, school districts and state and local governments in signing the Better Buildings Challenge and committing to reduce the energy used across their building portfolios by 20 percent or more over 10 years and showcase the solutions they use and the results they achieve to help spur billions in new investment and savings.

The event is open to the media, including still/video cameras.

CCAC South Campus is located at 1750 Clairton Road (Route 885), West Mifflin, Pa., 15122.

View photos from the event.

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About the Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

CCAC annually educates nearly 30,000 credit students through more than 150 degree, certificate, diploma and transfer programs and offers thousands of students access to noncredit and workforce development courses. The learning-centered institution’s mission is to provide affordable access to quality education and offer a dynamic, diverse and supportive learning environment that prepares the region’s residents for academic, professional and personal success in our changing global society. CCAC’s quality programs enable students to transfer credits to approximately 500 colleges and universities and support regional workforce needs with accessible instruction available day, evening, weekend and online in Allegheny County and beyond. Visit www.ccac.edu to learn more.

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