Summer 2012 Projects
Lichty, Scott & Wyckoff Halls
New windows are being installed in Scott and Wyckoff Halls. Low-E, dual pane windows and bronze frames improve the look and efficiency of the buildings. (Lichty received this upgrade last year.)
||Here's a side-by-side comparison of the old and new windows on Scott Hall.
All 3 buildings will get new sinks and toilet partitions. Individual wall-mount sinks are replaced with a solid surface countertop with integrated sinks. New plumbing and fixtures are installed as part of this project.
New solid material toilet partitions replace the metal ones from the past.
Energy Audits in 9 Cottages,
and resulting remedial work
42 Cottages have now undergone the process to seek out ways to make them more energy efficient.
Bathroom Remodels in
Boers Cottage and Grey Cottage
Knob and tube wiring replacement in
Green Apartments, Sutphen and VanSaun Cottages
Information and pictures of other project soming soon.....
ENERGY EFFICIENCY INITIATIVES
Each of these buildings: Durfee, Gilmore, Dykstra, College East, Durfee, received lower watt light fixture and bulbs to reduce energy use.
Lighting upgrades were also done at the Transportation, Nykerk, Physical Plant buildings.
Variable Frequency Drives
Variable Frequency Drives were installed on the HVAC Systems of Knickerbocker Theater and the Dow Center.
The DwellTech company has performed energy audits on 42 of Hope's cottages. The audits provide recommendations for decreasing energy use in the houses. Some common recommendations include new weatherstripping, caulking, insulation and ventilation. Over the summer, many of the recommendations will be implemented on the cottages.