Logan, UT – November 20, 2012 – Conservice has been recognized by Utah Business magazine for its new, sustainable building as part of the 2012 Sustainable Business Awards. A luncheon and program was held on November 15, 2012 to honor companies and organizations for their sustainability efforts. Both Conservice and Adobe have been awarded for the category of “Sustainable Building.” Twelve other businesses and organizations have been awarded for their m sustainability efforts in other categories ranging from “Social Impact” to “Air Quality.”
Conservice is being awarded primarily for the sustainable features of its new office building in Logan, Utah which opened in February of this year. Solar panels line the roof of the new building and provide heating and hot water inside. High efficiency lighting is used in the building and the bulbs are expected to last 15 to 20 years before needing to be replaced. Sunshades combined with strategic architecture minimize summertime sun impact.
The new building also uses geo thermal cooling, which Conservice believes is the building’s the most innovative feature. The building’s proximity to the Logan River allows Conservice to tap into the underground cold water supply to efficiently cool the building during the warner months of the year. This has allowed Conservice to cool the building exclusively with the geo thermal cooling system, avoiding costly traditional air conditioning. This was especially significant because 2012 marked one of the hottest summers on record in Utah.
Dave Jenkins, President and CEO of Conservice, believes it was important for Conservice to build a sustainable building. “We’ve been in the utility management business for over a decade, and it’s important for us to show through our actions the importance of conservation.” Conservice often describes conservation as a key component to the company’s business model, so it’s important for clients, partners, and the community to know the value the company places in sustainability.