Georgetown University Partnership Boosts Energy Efficiency, Sustainability Goals

04.20.21

| Energy Management, Sustainability

Georgetown University is boosting its conservation and utility management efforts through a partnership with ENGIE North America. Together, these efforts will improve energy efficiency, help the university achieve ambitious sustainability goals, and positively impact students, faculty, and the community.

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What’s the Temperature of Your Campus?

03.02.21

| cost savings, Energy Management, Energy Pricing

When my kids were younger, they seemed to pick up a cold almost weekly, most of the time catching it from their schoolmates, nothing major. We’d see it coming from the obvious signs: sniffles, feeling achy, acting sluggish. Sometimes we’d call the pediatrician, who would immediately ask us, “What’s your son’s temperature?”, which was a friendly reminder to just take out the thermometer and keep track of their temperatures, as their temperature would usually tell us how they were holding up and what care was appropriate.  

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Control Strategies for COVID-19 Risk Mitigation

11.18.20

| Energy Management, COVID-19

At this point in the COVID-19 pandemic, energy and facilities engineers are familiar with ASHRAE's guidelines for mitigating the risk of infection spread. These can be broken down as filtration, mitigation, and dilution. Dilution, or adding additional fresh air, is the best "bang for the buck", especially in facilities that feature a modern Building Automation System. There are a few different sequences of operation that can be implemented by your BAS contractor to dilute the air of recycled air in your facility.

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Dickinson College ranks in the top 10 in Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges.

10.29.20

| commissioning, Energy Management, RECs and Offsets, renewable energy, Sustainability

 
The Princeton Review has issued its 2021 Guide to Green Colleges, and once again Dickinson College has been ranked in the guide's Top 10 Green Colleges.  The guide recognizes the nation’s most environmentally responsible colleges based on each institutions' sustainability-focused policies, practices and programs. A total of 416 higher education institutions were recognized this year, and Dickinson has received honors every year since its inception in 2010. The Stone House Group has provided a variety of energy management, building commissioning, LEED administration, retro-commissioning, and sustainability consulting services to Dickinson since our firm's founding 1999.  
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Conducted a Commercial Building Energy Audit Recently? If Not, You're Missing Out

09.26.19

| cost savings, Energy Management

What comes to mind when you hear the term "energy audit"? If you're like most facilities managers, nothing good. The idea of closely examining your building's energy needs and operating efficiency seems bound to stir up trouble, especially if things are going smoothly as-is. 

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