On September 27th, 2014, IMSA Energy Center hosted Green Apple Day of Service. Green Apple of Service, an international movement through The Center for Green Schools, gives parents, teachers, students, companies and local organizations the opportunity to transform all schools into healthy, safe and productive learning environments through local service projects.
IMSA students, alongside engineers from CBRE, Energy Resource Center and Baumann & Associates, benchmarked the energy usage of City of Batavia’s City Hall. Engineers introduced students to the concepts of energy efficiency and energy engineering. The teaching and learning sessions were followed by the students exploring the building with equipment such as a light intensity sensors and thermal imaging guns. The energy audit and assessment concluded with CBRE presenting students with an activity to breakdown recommendations with a mock cost analysis and mock estimate for the City Hall’s maintenance personnel.
Prior to the City Hall service session, students toured Kluber Inc located in downtown Batavia, IL. Kluber Inc. is head quartered within an energy star rated facility. Students were able to explore the space, understand the building’s energy, water and gas usage and recognize efficient design features incorporated, installed in the building.