Community College initiative addresses deferred maintenance and student expectations
East Central College, Union, Missouri – Case Study
An hour outside of St. Louis, in the small community of Union, Missouri, East Central College (ECC) has been a beacon of higher education for half a century.
With buildings constructed largely in the 70s, however, ECC leadership recently found itself facing a challenge that is all too common among public institutions: Ensuring that its aging buildings remain comfortable and safe while minimizing the amount of energy and maintenance required to provide a quality environment.
The costs of improvements can be daunting, but Energy Performance Contracts (EPC) help put facility upgrades within financial reach. Under an EPC, facility and infrastructure retrofit costs are offset by guaranteed utility and operational savings over a fixed period of time. If the savings aren’t realized, the energy services company pays the difference.
Read our case study to learn how Johnson Controls helped East Central College lower its infrastructure and operational costs.