University Residence Halls Earn Energy Star Award
Contact: Kelly Waldram Cramer
WARRENSBURG, MO (May 12, 2010) - Three residence halls at UCM have been honored with the “ENERGY STAR Award” by the Professional Engineers’ Energy Star Label for Buildings program..
According to University Housing, Nattinger Hall, Bradshaw Hall, and Panhellenic Hall were given the award for energy excellence. Buildings are evaluated on overall energy performance, thermal comfort, indoor air quality, and illuminance levels; each hall met all four standards in order to qualify for the prestigious rating. By working for energy efficiency, these residence halls are not only more fiscally sound but also environmentally friendly.
ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy that helps to save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices.
“UCM Housing is proud to be receiving these awards and to have these three buildings reach this distinction,” said Patrick Bradley, senior director for University Housing and Dining Services . “We started the Energy Savings project in partnership with Johnson Controls in 2001, and we now have the proof we are saving energy, reducing our costs, and emitting fewer greenhouse gasses. Our hope is that before this project is finished, all of our residence halls will have reached that distinction.”
University Housing is an auxiliary unit at UCM, generating its own revenues for ongoing development and maintenance. The Energy Savings project initiated by University Housing is among the projects developed within the scope of University Housing's long-range plan.
University Housing is consistently working to provide comfortable and efficient living spaces for campus residents. For more information about the Energy Star Award or other “green” housing initiatives, contact Kelly Waldram Cramer, marketing manager for University Housing, at 660-543-8121.