You may have noticed that TILE space in 134 Trowbridge Hall was offline for a good part of the summer. Trowbridge Hall will increase in energy efficiency, thanks to a 2013 project replacing all its windows. The original steel double hung windows in 134 Trowbridge were replaced along with all the other buildings windows. The replacement windows will be 72% more efficient than the old ones.
Diane Machatka from Space Planning and Management noted “A study identified the old windows, which did not close and seal properly, as the primary cause of inconstant interior climate control. So, Trowbridge Hall will be both more energy efficient and more comfortable.”
The new windows mimic the appearance of the original Trowbridge windows, which had been replaced in the 1960’s. The project is funded by university energy funds, and is part of the Energy Hawks energy conservation measures.