West Virginia University at Parkersburg
300 Campus Drive Parkersburg WV 26104
Phone: 304-424-8203 | Fax: 304-424-8315
Oct. 26, 20009
WVU Parkersburg receives $250,000 in federal stimulus funds for Caperton Center energy savings project.
CONTACT: Dave White, director of facilities and grounds, 304-424-8225.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
West Virginia University at Parkersburg is the recipient of $250,000 in federal stimulus funds for an energy savings project at the Caperton Center for Applied Technology.
The funds are part of the U.S. Department of Energy's State Energy Program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The Caperton Center project will involve the replacement of the facility's original heating, air conditioning and ventilation systems, college officials noted. Four air handling units will be replaced with a single unit with hot water pre-heat and chilled water cooling.
The project is expected to be completed by the spring of 2010.
Located on the WVU Parkersburg campus, the center is a shared facility with Wood County Schools and features seamless curricular programs with a career ladder configuration from high school to higher education. It was built in 1999.
The Caperton Center HVAC replacement initiative is one of 18 higher education stimulus projects awarded through the West Virginia Division of Energy. The state projects were selected from "shovel ready" energy efficiency proposals. Institutions submitted the projects to the WV Higher Education Policy Commission and the Council for Community and Technical College Education.
The state's higher education ARRA energy savings' projects total $6.9 million.cd10/26/09