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IowaWesleyan College
Mt. Pleasant, Iowa
Project Background
The mission of Iowa Wesleyan College
(IWC) is to prepare students to succeed
in a changing global environment.
Iowa Wesleyan is a four year liberal arts
college providing quality individualized
learning experiences that combine the
development of the intellect with adaptive
life skills. The college is affiliated with the
United Methodist Church with which it
shares a commitment to spiritual values,
social justice and human welfare.
Iowa Wesleyan College selected
Energy Systems Group (ESG), a
leading energy services provider, to
develop a $4.9 million energy savings
performance contract which includes
the decommissioning of the College’s
central steam system and installation of
new energy systems campus-wide.
The College currently relies on a 50-year
old central steam system. The boiler
plant is owned and operated by Mt.
Pleasant Utilities, with the underground
piping network owned and maintained
by the College. Iowa Wesleyan is the
only customer for the boiler plant.
Strategies & Solutions
Geothermal and new ground-source heat
pump systems will be installed in Pioneer,
Old Main and the P.E.O. Administration
Building. Local gas fired hot water and
steam boilers will be located in eight
other buildings. Three campus buildings,
The Nemitz Suites, Howe Student Activity
Center, and Harlan-Lincoln House currently
have independent heating systems.
In addition, lighting and occupancy sensors
will be placed in several buildings.
Environmental Benefits
The energy efficiency improvements will
reduce Iowa Wesleyan’s carbon emissions
by more than 1,390,000 pounds of carbon
dioxide per year which is the equivalent
of removal of emissions from more than
117 cars annually, or the planting of more
than 186 acres of trees annually. Annual
energy and operational savings are
projected to be more than $400,000 a year.
Annual Energy and
Operational Savings
over $400,000
In addition to the significant
positive impact this system
will have on the environment,
it will also provide a huge
reduction in expenditures for
the College.”
Dr. Jay K. Simmons,
President of IWC
ESG is an award-winning energy services company that provides its customers with
innovative energy efficiency, technology, and long-term financing solutions for
modernization of their facilities and energy infrastructure.
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