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Olson Named Ferris' Energy Conservation Manager

Ferris State University’s Physical Plant has announced that alumna Kara Olson has accepted the newly-created position of energy conservation manager.

Olson, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Facility Management from Ferris’ College of Engineering Technology, is set to report to Daniel Sovinski, plant engineer. The new energy conservation manager’s primary focus will be to reduce the university’s energy costs. Beginning in January 2012, Olson will begin evaluating and implementing potential system and human behavior energy conservation opportunities as part of her new position.

The position of energy conservation manager was created to support Ferris’ strategic plan as identified by SPARC and supported by recommendations of theuniversity’s Energy Task Force which was formed at the direction of President David Eisler and chaired by Vice President for Administration and Finance Jerry Scoby. The task force was asked to identify practical ways that the university could reduce its energy costs through the reduction in consumption of natural gas, electricity, water and solid waste through system improvements and through behavioral changes.