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COSTARS members save on electricity
11/29/2018

A total of 525 accounts were solicited and awarded using the PSFEI-created Energy Risk Management Application (ERMA). By comparing published utility company rates (known as the price to compare) to bids from prospective suppliers, PSFEI enabled COSTARS to lock in lower rates for 47 members, for a total of nearly $100,000 in projected savings.

Sophia Mazurczyk named IT manager
11/05/2018

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) today announced that Sophia Mazurczyk has been named IT manager, effective Nov. 5.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute director resigns
11/01/2018

John Hajduk, director of the Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI), has announced he will resign from the Institute effective Nov. 16. Mark Bodenschatz, associate director of PSFEI, will serve as interim director effective Nov. 1.

Isaac Sluga joins Institute as facilities condition assessment specialist
10/22/2018

Isaac Sluga has joined the Institute as a facility condition assessment specialist, effective Oct. 22. Reporting to Gregory Ruberto, project manager for PSFEI, Sluga's responsibilities include conducting facility condition assessments throughout Pennsylvania, reviewing building construction documents for regulatory and agency compliance, assisting agencies with development of building construction standards and interacting with skilled labor personnel, design professionals and facility administrators.

Kevin Dean earns energy professional certification
10/12/2018

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) today announced that Kevin Dean, energy management consultant, has earned the designation of Certified Energy Procurement Professional (CEP) by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Dean completed a comprehensive three-day training program and examination August 6-8, at the Fundamentals of Buying and Selling Seminar in Arlington, Virginia.

Bryan Edwards named new building systems engineer
10/04/2018

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) is pleased to announce the recent hire of Bryan Edwards, building systems engineer, effective Oct. 8. Reporting to Gregory Ruberto, project manager for PSFEI, Edwards' responsibilities include facility condition assessments of building systems including mechanical, electrical and plumbing, providing technical insight on building system operations and guidance assistance with project development and reviewing building construction documents for regulatory and agency compliance.

Andy Cook named PSFEI student co-op engineer for Fall 2018
08/27/2018

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) welcomes Andy Cook, who joins the Institute as a student co-op engineer, effective August 27.

Aryk Strunk named as new preservation trades specialist
06/28/2018

Based at the Daniel Boone Homestead in Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, Strunk is working with master craftsmen to maintain and restore historic buildings. In his role as preservation trades specialist, Strunk will use various disciplines including carpentry, painting, masonry, joinery and window restoration. Reporting to Robert Nelson, PHMC program manager, he will also be tasked with similar work at other PHMC sites.

Mark Bodenschatz to help INTERPOL secure 2022 FIFA World Cup
06/15/2018

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) today announced that Mark Bodenschatz, associate director of the Institute, has been invited to assist INTERPOL, the world's largest police organization, to secure the 2022 FIFA World Cup. The quadrennial international men's football championship is scheduled to be held November 21 to December 18, 2022, in Qatar and will be the first World Cup hosted in the Middle East.

COSTARS members save big on utility costs thanks to electricity shopping event
06/12/2018

A total of 324 accounts were solicited and awarded using the PSFEI-created Energy Risk Management Application (ERMA). By comparing published utility company rates (known as the price to compare) to bids from prospective suppliers, PSFEI enabled COSTARS to lock in lower rates for 48 members, for a total of more than $450,000 in projected savings.

Mark Garlicki named new water systems engineer
06/04/2018

The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) is pleased to announce the recent hire of Mark Garlicki, P.E.to the role of water systems engineer, effective June 4, 2018. Garlicki will report to Mark Bodenschatz, associate director.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute saves Commonwealth millions in electricity costs
05/08/2018

A total of 315 accounts were solicited using the PSFEI-created Energy Risk Management Application (ERMA). By comparing published utility company rates (or the price to compare) to bids from prospective suppliers, PSFEI enabled DGS to lock in lower rates for 214 accounts, spread across 19 agencies, for a total of more than $4 million in savings for the Commonwealth.

 
 

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The Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute (PSFEI) provides facilities engineering services, education programs, and energy management to Pennsylvania state agencies, the federal government and nonprofit organizations. The organization aims to advance its customers’ facilities engineering objectives through applied research, education and innovation.

Penn State Facilities Engineering Institute

Marion Place, Suite 414

135 East Nittany Avenue

State College, PA 16801

Phone: 814-865-7615

Fax: 814-863-7835