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Energy, Beams and Net Zero

Beam signing coming up at Lombardo Welcome Center

Work is underway on the first net zero energy building on campus – the Lombardo Welcome Center. The campus community is invited to a beam signing for the Welcome Center on Monday, June 26, from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  The beam will be placed on the sidewalk near the construction site and by Gordinier Hall.

Lombardo1 (002)“We’re excited that the Lombardo Welcome Center construction is underway. The construction is happening right in the center of campus giving us the opportunity to see the technologies, such as the recently drilled geothermal wells, as they’re being installed.  It’s a close-up view of what’s possible with buildings—purposing them to be energy generators as well as places to live, work and learn. It’s moving the University to a more sustainable future,” says Chris Steuer, sustainability manager.

Lombardo2 (002)President John Anderson; members of the Council of Trustees and other officials will participate in the signing.

The beam will not be visible once the construction is completed, but those wishing to sign the beam will have the opportunity to do so throughout the afternoon on June 26.

Dr. Samuel N. Lombardo and his wife, Dena gave Millersville a $1.2 million gift to help build the “Lombardo Welcome Center.”

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