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Boone Hall recognized for commitment to energy efficiency

2010. 09. 24.

The College of Idaho celebrates the rededication of William Judson Boone Hall Science Center at 11:30 a.m. Saturday with a ceremony on the front steps of the building. As part of the ceremony, the College will receive a check for $97,860 from Idaho Power. The funds are a rebate for the energy efficiency efforts the College put into its summer renovation of Boone Hall.

“We are pleased to partner with Idaho Power to do the right thing for the planet in conserving energy,” College of Idaho President Marv Henberg said. “Our estimated energy savings are projected to reduce greenhouse gas emissions akin to taking 192 cars permanently off Idaho highways.”

During the remodel, C of I worked with Musgrove Engineering and Idaho Power to identify potential energy-saving opportunities. The engineers have estimated savings of more than 800,000 kilowatt hours per year through upgrades to lighting, HVAC and the building envelope. The upgrades will save the College approximately $40,000 in electric bills per year – enough electricity to power more than 60 average-sized homes for one year – according to Idaho Power.

Saturday's rededication includes a tour of the remodeled Boone Hall and free refreshments. The event will be followed at 12:30 p.m. by a second rededication ceremony for College Heights Station, commonly known as 'The Hat.' This unique structure, which was built in 1912 and has become the entryway to the C of I campus, is one of the few reminders of the Interurban, an electric train system that once connected Treasure Valley communities. C of I also hosts its 10th annual Taste of the Harvest festival from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. on Morrison Quadrangle. Taste of the Harvest includes food and wine, live music, vendor booths, children's activities and more. Tickets cost $10 and all proceeds go toward scholarships.

Founded in 1891, The College of Idaho is the state's oldest private liberal arts college. It has a century-old tradition of educating some of the most accomplished graduates in Idaho, including seven Rhodes Scholars, three Marshall Scholars, and another ten Truman and Goldwater Scholars. The College is located on a beautiful campus in Caldwell, Idaho. Its distinctive PEAK curriculum challenges students to attain competencies in the four knowledge peaks of the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences and a professional field, enabling them to graduate with an academic major and three undergraduate minors in four years. For more information on The College of Idaho, visit