MT. VERNON, Ohio - Energy Systems Group LLC (ESG), Mt. Vernon Development Corporation, the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, and the Ohio Air Quality Development Authority (OAQDA) have partnered in implementing a program to improve energy efficiency and the environment at Mt. Vernon Developmental Center.

According to ESG, its development of a strategic energy master plan for the 15 buildings on Mt. Vernon Development Corporation's campus is designed to create a 21st century energy infrastructure which supports the center's mission to provide services and support to individuals living in central Ohio. This plan calls for the installation of modern facility management systems, HVAC controls, lighting, heat recovery, and steam supply.

Doug Tischbein, Indianapolis regional manager of ESG, noted, "We are very excited and proud to partner with the Ohio Department of Administrative Services to implement this strategic energy master plan for Mt. Vernon Developmental Center. This new plan and implementation will reduce the energy use and costs at the facility and redirect these savings to provide top level services to the center's clients and families."

Upon completion of this six-month stage of the strategic plan, Mt. Vernon Developmental Center staff and patrons will enjoy a more comfortable, efficient, and modern working and living environment, says the company.

"The Mount Vernon Developmental Center looks forward to the energy efficient future that benefits the individuals and staff of the center," said Steve Schumacher, director of operations at Mt. Vernon Developmental Center. Mark Shanahan, executive director of OAQDA, stated, "Energy efficiency projects not only save taxpayers' money by reducing the cost to maintain and operate Ohio facilities, but contribute to the improvement of Ohio's air as well."

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Publication date: 05/24/2004