The work will support the sustainability and energy efficiency goals of the university campus.
BOZEMAN, Mont., November 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Multidisciplinary design firm Cushing Terrell has been awarded a multi-year, multi-phase contract to develop a campus-wide energy master plan and targeted service projects State University of Montana (MSU) increase its energy efficiency.
Cushing Terrell will support MSU in its continued advances in designing, constructing and maintaining buildings on its campus with unprecedented energy efficiency. A large part of this effort will involve comprehensive energy planning for existing and future buildings, the creation of energy districts and the use of heat pumps and geothermal technology.
Learn more about MSU’s recent achievement of LEED Gold certification Romney Hallan example of a historic building renovated to meet high performance standards.
Romney Hall benefits from the new geothermal system under Romney Oval, which will also power other nearby buildings on campus.
In partnership with McKinstry’s EcoDistrict group, HDR, Major Geothermal and Practical Energy Management, Cushing Terrell will develop the overall master plan and identify projects to support the integration of the energy districts and the infrastructure required to connect to the geothermal fields below campus , and the use of general energy saving and reuse strategies.
The work of Cushing Terrell and partners will help the university meet its goals of achieving a STARS Platinum rating by 2035 and becoming carbon neutral by 2040, as outlined in the university’s sustainability framework. STARS® (Sustainability Tracking, Assessment & Rating System™) is a transparent self-reporting framework for colleges and universities to measure their sustainability performance, and Platinum is the highest level in the program.
“The university’s past investments in energy-saving technologies save hundreds of thousands of dollars a year and will easily pay for themselves,” he said John like, MSU Associate Vice President for University Services. “By working with Cushing Terrell, we hope to leverage these investments and grow them to be good stewards of student and taxpayer dollars.”
“As an MSU graduate, I look forward to working with the university on a groundbreaking project like this,” he said Alex Russel, Director of Energy Services for Cushing Terrell. “MSU continues to push the envelope in its commitment to a sustainable future. Having the opportunity to help shape the operations of the campus for the next hundred years and beyond is something I could never have dreamed of as an engineering student all those years ago. “
Learn more about energy services at Cushing Terrell.
About Cushing Terrell
Cushing Terrell was founded in 1938 on the belief that the integration of architecture, engineering and design opens the doors to deeper relationships and increased creativity. This basis still defines the law firm and its multidisciplinary team today. With offices opposite The United States and services spanning 30 disciplines, the team works together to design systems and spaces that help people live their best lives and enjoy healthy, sustainably built environments. cushingerrell.com
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