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ESCO project on to next phase

Engineering teams from Honeywell, Queen’s energy services partner, are back on campus to conduct the next stage of energy assessments of campus buildings, as part of Queen’s Energy Matters program.

Beamish-Munro Hall

Honeywell personnel did initial assessments of Queen’s buildings in 2014, and are working with Physical Plant Services (PPS) to visit most buildings on campus to inspect mechanical, electrical and other systems. They will wear identification badges and no disruption to building activities is expected.

“With the first stage of the energy audit complete, Honeywell is gathering some additional information to help inform the university’s decisions around possible energy savings opportunities,” says Aaron Ball, Sustainability Manager at Queen’s. “The project will support the university’s commitment to both environmental and financial sustainability, by identifying potential projects that could result in reductions in energy usage and greenhouse gas emissions.”

Once the final energy audit is complete, Honeywell will provide a report to the university outlining potential energy savings improvements. Queen’s will then have the option to proceed with the second phase of the project which would see it select the improvement projects that have the greatest net benefit and finance those projects through the annual energy savings they generate. Moving forward with the second stage will be subject to further university approval.

Site visits by Honeywell staff are expected to continue into July. More information about the Energy Matters project is available here.