EPA Building Contest Open House Recap

Thanks to everyone for stopping by the O'Hill open house and reception this past Wednesday to celebrate our involvement in the EPA National Building Competition!
Libba Williams, Energy Engineer with UVa Facilities Management and project leader for the O'Hill Delta Force effort, and Armando de Leon, Facilities Management Sustainability Programs Manager, each said a few words about the building competition and the retrocommissioning that has already been done to decrease O'Hill's energy footprint.

Nina Morris, Hannah Mangum, and I set up a "Green Work Station" display area, complete with the following sustainable features:

  • Power strip to plug in one's laptop, printer, and lamp (so all can be turned off and disconnected from the power source with ease at the end of the work day)
  • Reusable mug + reusable mug punch card for all of your coffee or tea needs
  • Reusable water bottle so you can stay hydrated on these hot days
  • LED desk lamp that uses less energy than incandescent or even flourescent bulbs
  • Post-it notes made with 30% recycled paper
  • Clips, rubber bands, stamps, folders, desk organizers and more, all from the R.O.S.E. (Reusable Office Supply Exchange) Program

Dining provided tasty refreshments like local beef sliders and veggies and hummus, and people snacked and mingled for a good portion of the afternoon.

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