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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Thunder’s Sam Presti, Billy Donovan receive death threats over recent moves

first_img Chris Paul trade rumors: Guard expected to start next season with Thunder Chris Paul trade rumors: Heat not ‘actively pursuing’ deal for Thunder guard “Y’all traded Paul George but kept Raymond Felton. You kept Andre Roberson. Do y’all not love Russell Westbrook?” reads a transcript of one of the voicemails. “I hope he kill everybody. I want to kill everybody.”The Thunder responded to the issue, saying: “We defer to the authorities and they can handle the situation as they see fit.” Related News Thunder general manager Sam Presti and head coach Billy Donovan have received death threats after trading away Paul George and Russell Westbrook, according to KOCO 5 News in Oklahoma City, which cited court documents.Presti and Donovan received threatening voice messages from an angry fan, who said he wanted to kill the GM and coach and he threatened both of their families. The suspect also used a bomb reference as he said he wants to “blow things up.”  Russell Westbrook is ‘the most important player’ in Thunder history, Sam Presti says FROM THUNDER: “We defer to the authorities and they can handle the situation as they see fit.” https://t.co/7j8vvzcETJ— Abigail Ogle (@KOCOAbigail) July 18, 2019Police are continuing to investigate and have a search warrant to investigate where the call originated and the cellphone that was used to make the calls. Court documents revealed that the man said he’s from Virginia, and doesn’t care if he’s reported to the police. The reported threats come after Oklahoma City shifted toward a rebuild this offseason sending George to the Clippers for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, five first-round draft picks and the rights to first-round pick swaps in 2023 and 2025. In another blockbuster move, the Thunder traded Westbrook to the Rockets and received Chris Paul, two first-round picks and the rights to first-round pick swaps in 2021 and 2025.Oklahoma City made the playoffs nine of the last 10 seasons, but were eliminated in the first round each of the last three years. The Thunder had hoped to win a championship in the near future, but it likely will take some time as the franchise rebuilds.last_img read more

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