By Bryan Hay

In recognition of its efficient power systems, Lafayette College has been awarded PEER (performance excellence in electricity renewal) Silver Certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

This award, modeled after the council’s LEED (leadership in energy and environmental design) program, recognizes electric distribution, heating and generator systems.

Scott Kennedy, director of Facilities Operations, credited his team for ensuring that the College’s distribution systems, heating systems and generators are robust, secure, and efficient.

 Lafayette's generator/electrical substation on Bushkill Drive was among the many power systems cited by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Lafayette’s generator/electrical substation on Bushkill Drive was among the many power systems cited by the U.S. Green Building Council.

“Lafayette College understands that a reliable delivery of electricity reduces injuries, interruptions and power quality issues,” said Mahesh Ramanujam, president and CEO, U.S. Green Building Council and Green Business Certification Inc. “Through its PEER certification, Lafayette is encouraging the adoption of clean and efficient energy, as well as drastically reducing energy waste.”

Projects that meet all prerequisites and achieve the required number of points are awarded PEER certification in recognition of outstanding performance. The PEER criteria are designed to reward implementation of industry best practices and encourage the adoption of new, innovative strategies.

PEER helps industry stakeholders dramatically improve system performance by providing operators with a framework for continuous improvement and performance assessment that leads to greater efficiency, reduction in carbon emissions and greater power quality.

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