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Grant will fund new energy conservation technology at Randolph

Randolph College has been awarded a Phase 1 Energy Conservation grant from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund. The 2:1 matching grant of $30,666 will go toward improvements that will reduce the College’s overall energy consumption.

Specifically, the grant funds will assist the College in installing three new sub-meters, relocating two existing sub-meters, updating the sub-metering software, and installing a new HVAC control overlay. Sara Woodward ’16, sustainability coordinator and assistant to the director of Buildings & Grounds, led Randolph’s proposal efforts for the competitive grant and responded to questions about the College from the Jessie Ball duPont Fund’s board of trustees.

“The sub-meters allow us to monitor and collect data on energy usage, so soon we will be able to track usage in 15 major buildings on campus,” Woodward said. “The HVAC overlay will make it much easier for B&G to control campus heating and cooling systems, saving time and energy.”

“It will be really interesting to compare Wright Hall, which recently received LEED Silver certification, to other residence halls,” she added. “Pursuing additional grant funding like this will allow Randolph to complete major energy conservation projects and continue improving our overall sustainability.”

For more information about the Jessie Ball duPont Fund, visit http://www.dupontfund.org/.



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