School's out for the summer! With college campuses emptying for the next few months, there is more time for staff to focus on other important aspects of the school, like saving money and energy. In fact, college and university campuses are among the most energy-intensive property types in the world and the summer break is a good time for facility managers to consider starting an energy efficiency project.
This blog post is an excerpt from "The Missed Investment: How College and University Endowment Funds Can Achieve the Highest and Safest Return" by Peter Fairbanks, President of Fairbanks Energy Services.
In the last 3-4 years there has been a significant movement to invest in green improvements on college and university campuses. Being among the most energy-intensive property types in the world, there are numerous opportunities for efficiency projects that address lighting, building system controls, chilled water systems, steam systems and more that have simple paybacks after utility incentives of about 2 to 3 years. Implementing these solutions will help campuses reduce their overall carbon footprint, lower energy costs, and promote a sustainable future in surrounding communities.
Although we are only halfway through the month of June, Fairbanks Energy has been busy attending a variety of events this month! Check out some pictures from Saleforce's World Tour, The Assosication of Energy Engineers Golf Tournament, Eversource's Boston Children's Hospital Walk, The Connecticut Conference of Independent Colleges, and Northeastern University's Massachusetts Family Business Awards. See more below.
It’s Under Control: An Interview with Ken Rackowski, Executive Vice President, Controls Division, Fairbanks Energy Services
Ken Rackowski, Executive Vice President of Fairbanks Energy’s Control Division, is a veteran of the building automation industry. With over 30 years of engineering and management experience related to controls systems and HVAC design, Ken has worked with and modified every type of BMS on the market. We recently sat down with Ken and dove into some questions surrounding his experience and thoughts on trends and best practices for the controls industry.
Peter Fairbanks, President of Fairbanks Energy, authored a piece published in the Boston Business Journal on investing in efficiency improvements at college and university campuses. Read the peice below:
Fairbanks Energy Services announces the establishment of its fourth office, located in New York City.
The first quarter of 2017 proved to be a busy one for Fairbanks Energy. We started the year off with the opening of our Midwest Office, hired 5 new employees, and are working on a number of efficiency projects across the U.S. This spring was the perfect time to bring the entire team together to review our goals as company and strategize how to make 2017 our best year yet. Scroll through some pictures from our week together in the Boston area at fun spots such as The Range, The Samuel Adam's Brewery, and Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steak House.
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We traveled West this April for AFCOM Data Center World/ HostingCon in Los Angeles, California. The conference gathers 1,000 data center, facilities and IT infrastructure professionals to focus on solutions for today's key challenges in the industry. Enjoy a snap shot from our trip full of networking opportunities, browsing exhibit booths and sitting in on educational sessions!