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Lehigh's Facilities Services team has recently reduced energy usage (and greenhouse gas emissions) with several different types of heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) projects.  Older chillers were replaced with more energy-efficient models at Zoellner Arts Center and Alumni Memorial Building on the Asa Packer Campus.  Older fixed-speed air-handling fan motors were replaced with new variable-speed models.  This is often done in conjunction with replacing pneumatically-controlled HVAC control systems with direct-digital-control (DDC) systems.  During 2018 these types of projects occurred at Maginnes Hall and Zoellner Arts Center on the Asa Packer Campus and several buildings on the Mountaintop Campus: Iacocca (A), Jordan (F), Imbt/H, and J.


During 2018 Lehigh's Facilities Services team also worked with Siemens to reprogram some HVAC control strategies used in laboratories at the STEPS building.  These changes were aimed at reducing energy while improving occupant comfort and maintaining consistent indoor air quality.  The strategies included reducing the number of air changes per hour and fume hood face velocities, and setting-back space temperatures when rooms are unoccupied.




Lehigh, like many other institutions, has been reducing energy usage (and greenhouse gas emissions) by replacing fluorescent light fixtures, bulbs, and ballasts with light-emitting diode (LED) fixtures, bulbs, and drivers.  This has been occurring for several years and it will continue for several more years.  During calendar year 2018, the following buildings were partially or completely retrofitted with LEDs:

  • Mudd Building
  • Neville Hall
  • Whitaker Laboratory
  • Central Heating and Cooling Plant for Asa Packer Campus
  • Central Heating and Cooling Plant for Mountaintop Campus
  • Alumni Parking Garage
  • Cundey Varsity House


For some projects, lighting controls are also installed, such as occupancy sensors, vacancy sensors, or photoelectric (daylight) sensors.



Pictured above:  Light Emitting Diode (LED) vs. Fluorescent tubes


Mini Bin Swap Program


Are you looking for a way to minimize waste in your office on a day-to-day basis?


Consider participating in the Mini Bin Swap Program!  Through the Mini Bin Swap Program, you can swap your larger, black trash bin for a smaller trash bin that can clip onto your recycling bin.  With less space to throw away your trash, you will create less waste and help Lehigh reach its waste minimization and recycling goals.




QUESTIONS?  Contact Don Pasda (djp207@lehigh.edu) in Facilities Services & Campus Planning.


Big Belly Side Panel Advertising

Are you a department, student club, or campus organization that is looking to advertise to target the Lehigh community?  Do you want a chance to advertise on Big Belly side panels in Farrington Square?


Facilities Services & Campus Planning offers advertising space on the sides (see image below - advertising is on the side panels denoted "left" and "right") of the Big Belly solar compacting bins in Farrington Square to reach the Lehigh student, faculty, and staff community.  Lehigh departments, student clubs, organizations, and student groups can place ads on the sides of the Big Belly bins to target the passersby.  




**ADVERTISEMENT SPECIFICATIONS - 18"W x 30"H with ¼ inch reveal.**



STEP 1: Submit your ad design (18"W x 30"H with ¼ inch reveal in PDF format) to Glenn Strause (ghs2@lehigh.edu) in Printing & Mailing Services.  Include in the email the following info:

1) Request that the ad be printed on 4mm Coroplast

2) Provide index number to charge

3) Request that the ad(s) be delivered to Don Pasda (461 Webster Street, Building 3, Facilities Services & Campus Planning)

STEP 2: Fill out this form to place your ad(s) on a Big Belly solar compacting bin!


**Please allow 10-12 business days from the time we have your final artwork, for the ads to be mounted in on the Big Belly bins**