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.
- 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