Culver-Stockton College is a private, residential, four-year, liberal arts college located in Canton, Missouri. It was founded in 1853 and has an enrollment of nearly 800 students. The mission of Culver-Stockton College is to provide students of promise a superb education within an active learning community founded upon integrity and the best values of faith and the human spirit.
Culver-Stockton had been engaged by several other energy services companies in the past, but had never found a company that they felt comfortable working with. The College had numerous needs, but limited funds. They had a desire to move away from an old steam system that was a maintenance headache, and lacked effective controls in most buildings to set back or turn off equipment during unoccupied hours.
ESP was able to work with the College to help them understand every aspect of a guaranteed energy saving project, build trust, and assist them in identifying energy-saving improvements that the College could make to help save energy while improving the facilities. The resulting project was a comprehensive campus-wide energy-saving effort. Improvements included: new interior and exterior lighting; occupancy sensors; water efficiency improvements; sealing doors, windows and roof lines to prevent air infiltration; a new energy management system; occupancy-based heating and cooling; web-based programmable thermostats; new variable refrigerant flow heating and cooling; steam to hot water boiler conversions; variable air volume conversions; behavioral training; energy guidelines; set point optimization; and retro-commissioning of the Science Center which was experiencing severe humidity problems.
The upgrades are having a big impact on campus with new lighting, heating and cooling systems that have improved the learning and living environments. The humidity issues in the Science Center have been corrected, and the new web-based building control system is saving time for maintenance personnel; allowing them to tackle more preventative maintenance. Students and administration have adopted energy guidelines and started a Go Green Campaign to save even more energy. Annual savings for the project are expected to exceed $355,000.
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Carbon Footprint Reduction
4,956,898 lbs. CO2e
Equivalent to the CO2 emissions from 253,000 gallons of gasoline consumed