May 2014 | HEAD OF THE CLASS

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Hill York Instructs Facilities Professionals On Energy Solutions At FLAPPA Educational Conference

A partner in helping some of Florida’s most prominent schools and universities improve the energy efficiency of their facilities, Hill York had a room full of eager pupils at FLAPPA’s Annual Educational Conference. The event, which was held at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, gathered professionals from around the state to learn the latest strategies and best practices for the production and maintenance of quality environments for today’s students.

Hill York gave the FLAPPA crowd what it came for, revealing details of innovative programs designed to be self-funded through maximum energy efficiency and cost savings.

“We’re always ready to educate facilities managers so they can make informed decisions on their cooling and energy processes,” said Hill York Vice President of Energy Solutions Rob Pulsifer. “With some awareness and planning, there’s a lot they can do to create more comfortable environments while reducing energy use and maintenance expenses.”

Shining a spotlight on self-funded programs that produce significant savings, Pulsifer headed a seminar at the conference entitled “Energy Efficiency: Why It Makes Cents.” He shared project highlights on Hill York’s role in the construction and ongoing support of one of the largest ice storage facilities in the country – Nova Southeastern University’s Central Energy Plant. The plant provides chilled water to cool the campus facilities and reduce operating costs.

“The facility is projected to save the University in excess of $17 million over its life,” Pulsifer noted. “In addition, it will have earned approximately $3 million in rebates from Florida Power and Light.”
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With the event setting an aeronautical school and the conference theme “FLAPPA’s Flight,” conference Diamond Sponsor Hill York gave away a pampered passenger grand prize at the dinner banquet. The travel package, urging winner Brian Woodworm of the University of Central Florida to “Take a comfortable flight,” included airline and hotel gift cards, a wheeled upright backpack, noise-canceling headphones, and a sleep mask. A prize wheel at the Hill York Comfort Zone booth offered additional prizes, such as free energy assessments, massages, tumblers and gift cards. Joining Rob Pulsifer to help educate FLAPPA conference attendees about Hill York’s services at the three-day event were Jeff Phillabaum, Mike
Murphy, Dan Lague and Cristina Oyola.

FLAPPA is the Florida Chapter of APPA, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to the maintenance, production and promotion of quality educational facilities to enhance student education.he organization sells them with affordable, zero percent interest mortgages, making a 30-year commitment to each new owner and to the community in which they live.

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