Baruch facility wins regional energy award

SC Senator Yancy Mc Gill and George Askew reviewing building plansState Senator Yancey McGill, left, reviews plans for a new conference and education facility at the Baruch Institute of Coastal Ecology and Forest Science in Georgetown with institute director George Askew, right. The 12,000-square-foot facility won a regional award for its ultra-efficient heating, ventilation and cooling system designed by RMF Engineering of Mount Pleasant.

The building, scheduled for completion in summer 2008, will support coastal environmental research. It will minimize environmental impact by reducing water and power usage, and by using recycled materials.

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