Green Fund Projects

Window Restoration - 3809 Locust Walk

SIGMA CHI FRATERNITY

Energy-saving building envelope improvements for a historic building.

Window installation was completed during the Fall 2010 semester and the project’s energy savings are now being evaluated. The project replaced 36 severely deteriorated second and third floor bedroom windows with new insulated wood windows. In addition, 17 oversized windows on the first floor were removed and restored in a careful process that replaced single-pane glass with an insulated unit.  All original hardware, including weights and chains, were restored or replaced as required.  Seven leaded glass windows on the first floor were repaired and custom storm windows were installed to provide protection and additional energy savings. The Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and Sigma Chi Alumni House Corporation will compare heating and cooling costs for 2011 to the average cost prior to window installation to determine a structured repayment schedule.

Project Leader: 
Mark Kocent, Alumni House Corporation President
Project Sponsor: 
Beth Schnitman-Malm, Associate Director, Chapter House Administration and Finance, Office of Fraternity and Sorority Affairs and Bill Turner, Chief Financial Officer, Vice Provost for University Life
Status: 
Completed

Fact

Utilities represent over 85% of campus carbon emissions.