Middlebury College wins award for energy efficient construction

first_imgMiddlebury College received the Excellence in Energy Efficiency Award Feb. 11 from Efficiency Vermont, a statewide energy efficiency utility. According to Blair Hamilton, managing director of the utility, the award was developed to recognize an organization that has effectively partnered with Efficiency Vermont to fully integrate energy efficiency into its organizational practices. Middlebury has consulted with Efficiency Vermont on a number of construction projects, including a new library that is currently under construction, a new dining and residence hall, and a chilled water plant.“This is the most prestigious award that Efficiency Vermont gives out each year. Middlebury College won because it is an outstanding partner in energy efficiency and a leader in the field. Middlebury incorporates environmental responsiveness and sustainability into the evaluation of every project,” said Hamilton.During the award presentation, the College was also cited for its efforts to prevent pollution, conserve water and reduce waste.“Once our new library is completed, Middlebury College will save $35,000 in energy costs annually due to energy efficiency measures regarding building construction and lighting. Thanks to Efficiency Vermont’s suggestions, we will not only save money annually, but we will also reduce our yearly production of carbon dioxide by 500,000 pounds,” said Middlebury College Executive Vice President of Facilities Planning David Ginevan.Accepting the award on behalf of the College were Ginevan, Project Manager Thomas McGinn, and Central Heating Plant Manager Michael Moser. The awards ceremony took place at Efficiency Vermont’s annual conference, which was held Feb. 11-12 in South Burlington.Contact for a photo: Sarah Ray at [email protected](link sends e-mail).last_img read more

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Reggae Girlz go down 0-3 to Brazil in first World Cup…

first_imgGRENOBLE, France – Jamaica’s Reggae Girlz first ever World Cup game ended in a disappointing defeat when they went down to Brazil 3-0 in their opening game here Sunday.Brazil was carried to victory by striker Cristiane who scored a hat-trick, the first of the tournament.In doing so, Cristiane, who plays her club football in her home country for Sao Paulo, became the oldest player to score a World Cup hat-trick in either the men’s or women’s game.Aged 34 years and 25 days, she beat the record held by Cristiano Ronaldo, who was 33 years and 130 days old when he scored a hat-trick in Portugal’s 3-3 draw with Spain at the men’s World Cup in Russia in June 2018.The margin of defeat for the Reggae Girlz could have been much bigger was it not for a spectacular performance by their goalkeeper Sydney Schneider. Schneider produced several superb saves, including a penalty, to limit Brazil’s damage.Cristiane scored in the 15th and 50th minutes for the Brazilians, before curling home a 64th-minute free kick to complete the hat-trick.Jamaica’s most dangerous player was Khadija “ Bunny” Shaw who was denied a first-half equalizer by a fine one-handed save from Barbara.The Jamaicans appeared nervous for the first fifteen minutes of the game, but settled after Brazil’s first goal on a controversial penalty. Jamaica made several offensive moves, but failed to capitalize,In the Reggae Girls group Italy joined Brazil as winners. Italy upset one of the tournaments favorites Australia 2-1 before the Jamaica-Brazil game. Jamaica plays Italy next on June 14. It is expected that the Reggae Girlz, with the first game nerves out of the way will provide Italy with a stronger challenge than they offered to Brazil.last_img read more

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Pelicans fly to top of RSPL

first_imgThe University of the West Indies moved to the top of the table in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) when they edged struggling Jamalco FC 1-0 at the UWI Bowl in Mona yesterday.The tertiary institution team are on 46 points courtesy of a goal by Anthony Greenland in the 37th minute.Jamalco had the better chances but were let down by faulty shooting. The promoted team had a glorious chance to level the score, but their captain Shauntel Mundel, kicked a penalty that was saved by UWI’s custodian, Amal Knight, in the second half.Coach of UWI FC Marcel ‘Fuzzy’ Gayle said that his team came into the game to win in order to take control of the points table.”We are one step closer to the dream of finishing in the top two for an automatic semi-final spot. We were fully aware that a win would put us on top as sole leader,” Gayle told The Gleaner.”We did not play slick today as the team dug deep and secured full points. We plan to play better in coming games,” he added.Jamalco remained on 23 points and slipped into the relegation zone, and it is a concern for coach Rayon Johnson.”We have to be worried at this time based on our position in the table. We played well today, but finishing has been plaguing us,” he said.In another result, Humble Lion moved into second position on 45 points, following a 2-0 win against seventh-place Reno FC at the Effortville Community Centre in Clarendon.Maverley-Hughenden inched out of the relegation zone after a 0-0 draw against Portmore United at the Spanish Town Prison Oval.Yesterday’s resultsPortmore United 0 Maverley-Hughenden 0UWI FC 1 Jamalco FC 0Humble Lion 2 Reno FC 0Today’s game8 p.m. – Harbour View FC vs Boys’ Town FC at Harbour View Stadiumlast_img read more

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