University Renovations Target Safety and Sustainability
Johnson Controls will implement $23.6 million in improvements for Lake Superior State University (LSSU) to enhance student and faculty experiences, improve safety, security and sustainability, and install a more robust wireless IT network across its 115-acre campus located on Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. The project includes lighting and water retrofits, building wide systems integration, modernized heating and cooling controls, improved building envelopes, and integrated fire, life safety, and security solutions.
Through a Performance Contract (PC), the project is expected to generate $71 million in energy and operational savings over the course of 30 years. Upgrades throughout the 41-building campus are expected to be completed by winter 2020.
“We are committed to delivering a high-quality learning experience that meets the expectations of our students and our staff alike. A sustainable, secure and connected campus is an important part of this effort,” said Rodney Hanley, president at Lake Superior State University. “As we kick off this next phase in our longtime partnership with Johnson Controls, a Performance Contract allows us to implement these changes while driving energy and cost savings that will help us maintain our campus into the future.”
Building on a 30-year partnership between Johnson Controls and the university, including a $5.3 million project in 2001, this initiative will help LSSU engage current and prospective students and faculty with modernized infrastructure while upgrading critical facilities and addressing deferred maintenance across the campus.
“We are eager to deliver a customized campus setting to support LSSU in achieving its vision for the future,” said David Peters, regional vice president at Johnson Controls. “It is our pleasure to continue our partnership with the university and help make their campus improvements a reality through a Performance Contract.”