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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RENOWNED LETTERKENNY ARTIST HOLDS DERRY EXHIBITION

first_imgWith a client list from Donegal to Dublin, Letterkenny-based artist Fiona Higgins has enjoyed huge success over the last few years. The artist, who is known for her batik painting on silk, is about to launch her latest collection which will also include oil paintings inspired by the scenery of the North West.The exhibition, “Dappled Light”, will be officially opened by Noelle McAlinden, Creative Arts Advisor, ilex in the Cascade Gallery, Waterside Theatre and Arts Centre, Derry-Londonderry on Thursday 26th May at 6.00pm. A graduate in Fine Art Painting from the Dublin Institute of Technology, Fiona went on to gain a teacher’s diploma at the College of Marketing and Design. She then spent ten years working as a teacher at St. Mary’s Secondary School, Limavady, before taking the decision to become a full-time artist.With sell-out exhibitions in galleries throughout Ireland and the UK Fiona is also a regular exhibitor at the RDS Craft Fair in Dublin.She is a founding member of the Donegal Designer Makers and has exhibited at their recent sell-out shows in Ramelton and Ardara, county Donegal. Her work is on display in the Leinster Gallery, Dublin, The Island Gallery, Coleraine, The McGilloway Gallery, Derry, Leitrim Design House and the Cat and Moon, Sligo.From a well known family of artists, Fiona has also held several family exhibitions with her father Charlie McGinley, sister Deirdre and brother Donnchadh. Her new website was recently used by Google as an example of a small business making use of the web, and, at the official launch in Dublin last week Fiona presented Taoiseach Enda Kenny TD with a batik painting of Croagh Patrick.“I work in oil on canvas and Batik on silk, and my main themes are seascape and bog, inspired by memories of my childhood spent by the shore”, says Fiona.“I try to capture the patterns created by the reflection of clouds on the wet beach and the general colour and movement of the landscape. All of the scenes are close to my heart which makes them enjoyable to paint”.Iain Barr, General Manager , Waterside Theatre said “We are delighted to have Fiona show her art in Cascade Gallery, and especially as her work is inspired by the North West, I am positive it will be a very popular and successful exhibit.”“Dappled Light” runs in the Cascade Gallery, Waterside Theatre, Derry-Londonderry until Saturday 30th June, 2011. To attend the official opening or for further information, call Fiona on +353 (0) 86 1578829 or visit www.fionahiggins.com or call the Waterside Theatre on 028 71314000.EndsRENOWNED LETTERKENNY ARTIST HOLDS DERRY EXHIBITION was last modified: May 16th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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