Lighting, Fans, and Pool Cover Retrofits

“You can feel the air moving in here” says HVAC and Energy Manager Diane Zekind, noting that the newly installed energy-efficient fans in Seabury’s natatorium have noticeably improved the room’s climate. A part of the fan’s energy efficiency is their size. At 18 feet long, these fans turned on high will send a piece of paper flurrying across the room. Their ability to circulate both warm air in the winter and cool air the rest of the year will reduce the number of months the school will need run their central chillers. In the winter, Zekind expects the increased circulation to enable setting the thermostat a little lower than usual. Continue reading Lighting, Fans, and Pool Cover Retrofits

Berea College Graduate Wins Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award

Berea College graduate, Hong Zhang Durandal, has won the Young Entrepreneur award from the Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards for Eastern and Southern Kentucky.  While still a student at Berea College, Durandal founded an energy-saving consulting company called Energy Hunters.  Since graduation he has been diligently working to grow his business and received recognition on Monday from the state of Kentucky. Continue reading Berea College Graduate Wins Excellence in Entrepreneurship Award

Berea College Hosts Sustainability Summit with Nationally Recognized Experts, April 13

Berea College will host a Sustainability Summit on April 13 in Baird Lounge in the Alumni Building. This day of sustainability conversations will feature nationally recognized authorities David Orr, Debra Rowe, Rev. Sally Bingham and Leander Lacy. Continue reading Berea College Hosts Sustainability Summit with Nationally Recognized Experts, April 13