Earlham College

Earlham College Campus Energy Conservation Project


Contract Total


Energy Use Reduction


Annual Utility Savings

Project Description

In February 2015, the Earlham College Board of Trustees approved the implementation of a campus energy conservation project. Previously, Performance Services completed a detailed facilities assessment in 2014. 

The project included the cost of design, engineering, project management, repairs, retrofits/modifications, installation, measurement and verification, and training. The objective of the energy-focused renovation project was to save energy costs, operational costs, and help with systems maintainability. The project also included the majority of the existing Earlham campus, with the exception of Stanley Hall, Tyler Hall, campus perimeter housing, and the new Center for the Visual & Performing Arts.

Project Highlights

  • Upgraded campus lighting fixtures to LED in athletic complex, residence halls, and academic buildings
  • Water conservation measures
  • Sealed building envelopes and new windows for Carpenter Hall
  • Chilled water plant optimization improvements
  • Upgraded heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems
  • Converted to variable flow
  • Expanded campus digital controls

Press Release



Tony Kuykendall

Tony Kuykendall

business development manager

We are taking a big step in energy conservation as part of Earlham's comprehensive sustainability plan. We are excited to significantly reduce the carbon footprint of our campus while providing an experiential and engaging learning opportunity for students.
Ian Smith
Director of Facilities, Earlham College