Engineers at Energy & Resource Solutions point to Mount Holyoke College as one of the most energy conscious private higher-education institutions.
An article in the group's publication Zondits notes that MHC's innovative energy-efficiency project to enhance labs and other campus facilities is expected to result in more than $580,000 in lifetime energy savings for the College.
The savings will come through Mount Holyoke's participation in the Mass College Green program, which aims to increase adoption of smart-energy measures at private colleges in Massachusetts.
According to Nancy Apple, Mount Holyoke’s director of environmental health, safety, and sustainability, this will mean “new energy-efficiency measures under way in five campus facilities: Carr Laboratories, Clapp Laboratory, Kendall Sports and Dance Complex, Kendade Hall, and the College’s central power plant. Kendade, Carr, and Clapp halls will get LED lighting upgrades, and both will also benefit from optimized ventilation. The biggest energy impact will be made in Mount Holyoke’s central heating plant, which will get a boiler economizer."
Read more about Mount Holyoke's campus energy-efficiency plans.