Sterling College Receives Innovation Award

Sterling College was awarded the 2015 Facilities Operations Innovation Award at the annual KICA Business Affairs and Operations Conference.  This award, recognizes a KICA member campus that has enacted an innovative approach to campus energy management and efficiency.  BCS sponsors the innovation award and is proud to be a longstanding partner and supporter of the independent colleges of Kansas.

In addition, Sterling College received an expenses-paid trip to the 2015 National Association of College and University Business Officials (NACUBO) Annual Meeting in Nashville, TN, July 18-21, 2015.  Michelle Hall, Controller, will be attending on behalf of the college.

Matt Lindsey, president of the KICA, said, “BCS is investing in the skills of our people in a way that will yield positive results for years to come by providing support for a staff member to attend a prestigious and thought-provoking conference like NACUBO.  It’s an opportunity that’s tough for small colleges to afford and BCS understood immediately the impact they could have to strengthen Kansas’ private colleges.”

Criteria for the award includes acting as a model for other KICA campuses and higher education institutions for responsible and effective energy management efforts.  Sterling College implemented a $1.1 million Performance Solutions program in December of 2014 to decrease energy consumption and deferred maintenance.  The cost of the project will be paid for by the savings accrued through the improvements.  Annual savings will be over $158,000 per year, which is a 27% campus wide reduction in energy consumption.

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Dave Mosby presents Michelle Hall, Controller of Sterling College, with the 2015 KICA Facilities Operation Innovation Award.

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