P1 Group wins $14 million energy performance contract with KU

LAWRENCE, Kan. – P1 Group, Inc. is developing a strong reputation for its energy performance solutions. The University of Kansas recently chose P1 Group to help improve the overall energy efficiency on campus, a project valued at approximately $14 million dollars.

 P1’s scope of work will include replacing steam traps and electrical controls throughout campus, installing air monitoring systems, and repairing and replacing insulation on existing steam piping. In addition, the company will modify the combustion air system for a boiler, replace boiler control systems and replace the deaerator in the physical plant to improve efficiency.

Malott Hall

Malott Hall

 Malott Hall and Haworth Hall will also receive many significant upgrades, as P1 will replace the air handling units (AHU’s) and convert the lab exhaust system to variable air volume with demand control.

 “The University of Kansas has been a true pleasure to work with over the years and we can’t wait to get started,” P1 Group President Bruce Belcher said. “I’m confident our experienced team will not only help the University save money on utilities, but also reduce its carbon footprint, a mutual ideal that we both care greatly about achieving.”

 The project is scheduled to be completed in June 2011.

 Congratulations to the following associates who were integral in securing this work for P1 Group: 

  • Steve Smith, Vice President
  • Chris Champagne, Operations Manager
  • Mike Mihalchik, Estimator
  • Tucker Kelsey, Estimator
  • Jerry King, Estimator
  • Jay Thiesen, Estimator


This is not the first project P1 Group will perform for the University. Here’s a look at P1’s previous experience:

Anderson Family Football Complex

Anderson Family Football Complex

  • Multidisciplinary Research Building
  • Allen Field House Remodel
  • Anderson Family Football Complex
  • Sabatini Multicultural Resource Center
  • Structural Biology
  • Park & Ride
  • Hall of Athletics
  • Eaton Hall
  • Anderson Family Strength Center
  • Multiple Projects for KU Med Center

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