College Students and Sodexo Conserve Energy with Kitchen Updates
First collaboration of its kind yields recommendations for updates that will cut energy bill by 30 percent
“This partnership demonstrates fiscal and environmental responsibility and above all, the change engine is being driven by our students,” said
The Sodexo-Ithaca team, the first collaboration of its kind, spearheaded a two-week equipment inventory in January. Sodexo and the students examined every piece of equipment for energy efficiency. In February they conducted a water and energy audit. Their findings helped to develop a baseline estimate of dining-service energy consumption and carbon emissions. Dining facilities require five times more energy than lecture halls or offices. The team identified short and long range ways to curb energy use that include installing energy-efficient exhaust fans, making employees more aware of energy use and adding light sensors. The team’s plan will cut the energy bill by nearly
“Students are passionate about the environment and teaming with them promotes sustainability on campus as well as after they graduate,” said
This program is part of Sodexo’s ongoing commitment to reduce waste, conserve water, to provide locally grown and sourced foods and materials and to engage in green cleaning practices in all food service and facilities management client sites globally.
Sodexo, Inc. (www.sodexoUSA.com) is a leading integrated facilities management services company in the U.S.,
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