Building Controls and Services, Inc. and the Kansas Independent College Association are excited to announce a new award that will be presented each year at the KICA Business Affairs and Operations Conference.
The “Facilities Operations Innovation Award” will recognize a KICA member campus that has enacted an innovative approach to campus energy management and efficiency. The awardee will have demonstrated best practices in developing and implementing the innovative approach and will be a model for other KICA campuses and other higher education institutions for responsible and effective facility operations efforts.
Matt Lindsey said, "The Facilities Operations Innovation Award is supported by the generosity of Building Controls and Services, Inc.
, a Wichita-based company and longstanding partner and supporter of the independent colleges of Kansas. We are excited about this award and look forward to the submissions."
There is an application and selection process for this award. The applications must be submitted by March 13, 2015 and the recipients will be notified by March 27, 2015. The recipient will be officially presented with the award at the KICA Business Affairs and Operations Conference on April 23, 2015 in Newton, KS.
"We are honored to partner with KICA and believe in helping colleges be innovative with their facility operations. This will help colleges be more aware of potential reductions in operation costs they can utilize for their campuses," said Chadd Currier, BCS Director of Performance Solutions.
BCS is an independently owned Siemens Building Technologies company that specializes in facility management systems, energy management, HVAC mechanical equipment, fire and life safety, building security systems, and customer training. BCS was started in 1985 by Ken Stoppel, the president of the company.