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Stocker Center lighting to be replaced starting this week

Ohio University is beginning a two-year performance contract with Constellation Energy to implement water and energy conservation measures that will save the university $38 million over the next 15 years, while saving 9 million gallons of water and avoiding the creation of 50,145 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually.

Starting Wed., April 3, and lasting approximately four weeks, technicians from Claypool Electric will begin a sweep of Stocker Center to replace most of the lighting in the building. To minimize disruption, work will occur from 5 p.m.- 3:30 a.m., Mondays through Thursdays. It should take 10-15 minutes to retrofit an individual lighting unit, so it is unlikely that disruption should last more than about 30 minutes.

Lab contact info. has been provided to coordinate access to our more sensitive spaces. Technicians have all undergone thorough background checks, carry Ohio University identification badges and are well qualified to perform the work.

All rooms will be augmented with vacancy sensors on long timers that use both ultrasonic and infrared sensors to determine if the rooms are occupied. You will still be able to use the wall switches to turn the lights on and off.

At some point, either simultaneously or after the lighting refit, another contractor will be inspecting, cleaning, and in some cases repairing elements of the building HVAC system. Expect further communication concerning the HVAC project in the future.

For more about the project, visit www.ohio.edu/ucm/media/archive/12-13/constellation.cfm

Questions? Shawn Ostermann, 740.593.1482, ostermann@ohio.edu

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